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Nutria in Oregon water ways

This little guy sat up to take notice of us taking pictures of the area and thought he should pop up so we could get a picture of him. This little guy is a nutria, a large rodent who I would consider to be closely related to the beaver.  (Like beaver take up residence on many of Oregon's water ways. Even the though the Beaver if is the official animal of Oregon, I personally have seen a lot more nutria in my life than I have beaver. (Probably because beaver were hunted for their fur in the early days of Oregon’s history)

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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute

A 10 pound rat!

I had to Google them, I've never encountered them,



June 09, 2011 08:01 AM
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

OMG Todd that is precious...you know me, I will pick an animal over a human most days!  Oops..did I just say that?  Well, Ok, you know what I mean!

June 09, 2011 08:55 AM
Emily Read
Solterra Developments Ltd.

Pretty cute little thing - I've never heard of a nutria before. Great pic, Todd!

June 09, 2011 01:14 PM
Steve Hoffacker
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Hoffacker Associates LLC


Congratulations. Your post is now featured in "Silent Saturday." :)


June 10, 2011 12:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty


The first time I saw a nutria was back in 1997 in Irving, Texas swimming in the canal behind some apartment complexes. Legend has it that someone (could have been the city of Irving) purchased a few nutrias to dump in the canal to make money off the furs. I never investigated to find out if there was any truth to it. In any case, I think they look much better right there where you snapped the picture!


June 11, 2011 10:46 AM

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