Nutria Rat – information

Nutria semi-aquatic rodent native to South America originally was brought to the United States in 1889 for its fu

Nutria Rat General The Nutria Rat (Myocastor coypus,) of the order rodentia, is a large, semi-aquatic rodent native to southern South America. It has been described as “a cross between a beaver and a New York sewer rat.”1 Now found on 4 continents, and recognized as an invasive wildlife species in the United States (present […]

North American Porcupine – Information

The North American porcupine is second only to the beaver as the largest rodent native to this continent.

North American Porcupine General The North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum,) is the largest species of porcupine and the only one that can be found in the United States and Canada. Within their range, they are the second largest species of rodent, aside from the beaver. Although not an aggressive animal, porcupines are equipped with a […]