Nutria in the Neighborhood

Taking Meisa for her walk, I counted eight nutrias on the far side of the beaver pond. Meisa was in no mood to stick around and watch; the grass gets her paws wet and she had business to attend to. So, off we went.

On the way back, I stopped to snap a couple of pictures. By then, a few had already skedaddled.

What wildlife do you see in your neighborhood?

I believe these are nutria instead of muskrats because of their size. As I’m not a professional nutritionist, I’m not sure.

2 responses to “Nutria in the Neighborhood”

  1. Sherilee Avatar

    I am in love with our wildlife in Walla Walla, in case you hadn’t gathered…! The bunnies, the hawks, the owls, the pheasants… I am less fond of the coyotes, the groundhogs, the mice, but they seem to come with the territory…

    I remember the first time I saw nutria, in Roseburg, Ore., and they freaked me out. Something about them seemed unnatural, like oversized hamsters or something.

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    Very cool. The wildlife is fun. If you don’t like nutria, you probably don’t like opossums either — ugliest animal around. =:-o