Mammals - invasive

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) on May 29, 2008

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

Seen in the backyard with holes dug to gain entrance


Thank you for submitting this report. Unfortunately, nutria are thriving throughout the Eugene area. To prevent nutria from entering your yard, I would recommend burying fencing at least 12 inches.

If you would like more information on nutria, please visit the nutria page on the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs website at My contact information can also be found on this page if you have further questions.

Trevor Sheffels
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Portland State University

Trevor Sheffels
May 29, 2008, 7:47 p.m.