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|En: coypu or nutria|
Lat: Myocastor coypus
This is a large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent native to South America, but now also present in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. In most regions the coypu is considered a pest. In eastern Europe and Central Asia, however, it is still valued for its fur. The coypu, a herbivore, has been introduced from South America to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. The animal is adapted to subtropical to mild temperate climates.
Efforts (hunting, trapping, poisoning)to stop the development of Coypu's in France were vain. Interesting to note: in south America, its native place, he's not doing so well as he has many predators there, including pumas, jaguars, anacondas and caymans.
They become numerous as the sun set. I had to set the camera on 400ISO to get decent shots.
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 46 mm
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