Mammals - invasive

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) on May 6, 2008

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Commentary

Thank you for submitting the report. Nutria are common in parks around the region because they are often fed by humans. It is important for people to realize that nutria are rodents and potential reservoirs for a variety of diseases. The nutria page on the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs website at http://www.clr.pdx.edu/projects/ans/nutria.php contains information on nutria diseases. My contact information can also be found on this site if you have questions or would like further information.

Trevor Sheffels,
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Portland State University

Trevor Sheffels
May 7, 2008, 12:28 p.m.