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Nutria

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An invasive species in my state, the state of Louisiana, would be the Nutria, also known as Coypu. Nutria are a beaver-like rodent, originating from South America and popular for their fur. They are semi-aquatic with webbed feet and are known to be strong swimmers that can stay submerged underwater for up to five minutes. They are commonly found in the wetlands or burrowing in riverbanks. They are omnivores, their diet consisting of mussels, snails, and roots. They are commonly known as the river rat while they are scientifically known as Myocastor coypus. Nutria have a yellow and brown coat with thick and lush fur undercoat, it looks shaggy and unappealing to most but is also very warm. They are hunted for their fur and have been transported
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