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Nutria also known as Coypu (Myocastor coypus),
taken during the cranes session.

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Jan 11 2011 16:18 GMT Icandoit
One big Rat
Jan 11 2011 16:22 GMT doramandragora
I have never seen or heared of this creature before. A revelation :-)
Jan 11 2011 16:25 GMT otilia
wonderful Nutria, excellent photo
Jan 11 2011 16:30 GMT superJoan
We also have these creatures..but they have become pests....super photograph
Jan 11 2011 16:35 GMT marijke06
nice hair in full size :)
nice shot
Jan 11 2011 16:43 GMT qpidoremix
We have them in the zoo in Amsterdam. They are always busy busy busy
Jan 11 2011 16:43 GMT SIGMUND
excellent capture dear Benny!!!!!!!!
Jan 11 2011 16:43 GMT glacierman
also known as a river rat in my neck of the woods...good capture of this gargantuan rodent!
Jan 11 2011 17:34 GMT LizSA
Nutria.... strong head and hands...(claws)
great closeup.!!
Jan 11 2011 18:12 GMT sini
Great capture!:)
Jan 11 2011 18:30 GMT FRIESIAN
What a great photo Benny!!
Jan 11 2011 18:52 GMT lookchile
Good picture!
Jan 11 2011 19:12 GMT Annamaria
Great catch!!
Jan 11 2011 19:20 GMT Bellavista
Pretty fellow!:-)
Jan 11 2011 19:32 GMT bandsix
Good photograph of a creature who is always cropping up in crossword clues!!
Jan 11 2011 19:39 GMT Lie
Great picture !
Jan 11 2011 19:43 GMT FLUMP
What a great shot, such detail.
Jan 11 2011 19:53 GMT Pea2007
Beautiful shot Benny.
The coypu (from the Mapudungun, koypu) or nutria (Myocastor coypus), is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent and the only member of the family Myocastoridae. Originally native to temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers.
Although it is still valued for its fur in some regions, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors make this invasive species a pest throughout most of its range.
There are two commonly-used names in the English language for Myocastor coypus. The name nutria (or local derivatives such as "nutria- or nutra- rat") is generally used in North America and Asia; however, in Spanish-speaking countries, the word nutria refers to the otter. To avoid this ambiguity, the name coypu (derived from the Mapudungun language) is used in Latin America and Europe. In France, the coypu is known as a ragondin. In Dutch it is known as beverrat (beaver rat). In Italy, instead, the popular name is, like in North America and Asia, nutria, but it is also called castorino (little beaver), by which its fur is known.
Coypus live in burrows alongside stretches of water. They feed on river plants, and waste close to 90% of the plant material while feeding on the stems.
Jan 11 2011 19:57 GMT bennystr
Thanks for the detailed info Peter!
Jan 11 2011 21:55 GMT soldier
LOVELY and GREAT capture my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 12 2011 00:37 GMT potterjo
I guess they are every where. At the nature center in Texas the nutria keep down the reeds so the birds can be observed and the water unclogged and then alligators eat the nutria and keep them in check. Wonderful pic.
Jan 12 2011 02:55 GMT fhelsing PRO
a nice pose for you!
Jan 12 2011 04:10 GMT peterpinhole
Interesting animal and info from comments above.
Jan 12 2011 07:13 GMT charlotte
so nice
Jan 13 2011 09:11 GMT teddybear2
Jan 13 2011 20:02 GMT annieann PRO
excellent close up
Jan 13 2011 22:02 GMT MargNZ
A charming and sweet animal ... outstanding photo Benny :)
Jan 14 2011 00:05 GMT rosyapple PRO
The texture of his coat is shown so well in this photo, especially in full size!
Jan 14 2011 12:45 GMT yvon
great nature shot benny
Jan 14 2011 16:23 GMT ForestSpirit
A very nice rodent, and a great shot as always!
Jan 14 2011 22:28 GMT Dorado
Have a beautiful weekend,
my dear friend ,,


Jan 15 2011 15:15 GMT lizzieb
Wonderful photography.
Jan 15 2011 18:07 GMT ManiacMom PRO
hum..never saw one of these guys. interesting. great shot, btw
Jan 16 2011 21:49 GMT Bigbear10
Lovely sharp capture
Jan 17 2011 09:13 GMT linnywv PRO
This is new to me! Great shot Benny!
Jan 17 2011 11:43 GMT ujbanyiv
Perfect Nature Photo. So Cute Creature...

Jan 17 2011 18:40 GMT charlie26
Amazing shot. Very cute animal. Well done.
Jan 17 2011 20:14 GMT David244
Really well captured ..brilliant shot
Jan 17 2011 23:15 GMT larrybenedict
Super nice photo Benny.
Jan 18 2011 20:30 GMT Danijela
This is amazing capture Benny!:)
Jan 23 2011 15:12 GMT linnywv PRO
A handsome little dude!
Jan 25 2011 09:59 GMT hallo
Interesting catch!
Feb 05 2011 09:59 GMT lunacrout
Great close up shot - I remember seeing these when I was on holiday in Israel but it was dark & I didn't have my camera with me ;(