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coypu

a large chestnut brown, 14 inch long and 15 lb in weight, aquatic rodent which is farmed extensively for its fur. It is herbivorous, diurnal and very fertile. As a wild animal in countries where it has escaped, it has become a pest. Called also nutria, Myocastor coypus, swamp beaver.
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Some experts believe that these big mammals are South American Coypus that survived a nationwide cull several decades ago, but I think that's unlikely," he said.
Laura Drake, of the Mammal Society, speculated it could be a coypu - a South American rodent often referred to as a "giant rat".
Fasciola hepatica infection in livestock, guanacos and coypus in two wildlife reserves in Argentina.
Other animals documented by the motion-sensitive cameras included the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), and coypu (Myo-castor coypus).
They are not things you want in your pond, so I was rather relieved that our dogs failed to catch the brute, but they do seem to have persuaded the ugly beast that our pond is not a safe haven for coypus and, as there are many ponds in the neighbourhood, it has no doubt moved on to cause a problem for someone else.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor, n=87), opossums (Didelphis marsupialis, n=82), and nutria (Myocastor coypus, n=59) were the most abundant mammals.
In 1956, these Proceedings published results (Adams 1956) of a field study of the nutria Myocastor coypus Kerr in Louisiana.
Daley, How Federal Courts Handle Habeas Coypus Petitions: Is the Process Effective?
Remains of Lama guanicoe, Ozotoceros bezoarticus, Myocastor coypus, Dolichotis patagonum, Zaedius pichiy, Eutatus seguini, Canis avus and others were identified.