Coypu or Nutria on the Run

We have a lot of these here in Oregon. They were introduced from South America for the fur trade back in the 1800's, then when the fur trade went belly up they were released into the wild. They do very well here, and have set up quite a colony this year...which isn't necessarily in the best interests of our indigenous species.
uh oh, we have so many problems after such introductions in new zealand
posted November 3rd, 2017  
@kali66 Yes, it has happened everywhere!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
I don't think I've ever seen one of these before, or even heard of them. He does have a shiny beautiful coat.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
I'd heard of a coypu but I think this is the first I've seen. Looks a bit like a beaver?
posted November 3rd, 2017  
how odd....is it a rodent? You've taken a great photo of it
posted November 3rd, 2017  
If they are soil burrowers, the farmers will not be happy before long. The prairie dogs in West Texas drive the cotton farmers crazy!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
great shot!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
He looks like he is on a mission! Great shot of him on the move.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
A super capture. Fav!! 😀
posted November 3rd, 2017  
There is always trouble when non-indigenous species are introduced. You have a really sharp clear image. Fascinating creature.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Well caught.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Great shot. Have seen a few here in Jacksonville, but doesn't seem to be overrun by them.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Awesome picture.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Love that back foot
posted November 4th, 2017  
Interesting animal.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Wow, not seen one of those before - what a great creature!
posted November 6th, 2017  
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