Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 18, 2018

A Destructive Invasive Rodent Invades California

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

A giant invasive rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County.

Weighing in at 20 pounds and measuring 2 feet, 6 inches long, plus a 12-inch tail, the nutria live in or near water. They’re also incredibly destructive.

“They burrow in dikes, and levees, and road beds, so they weaken infrastructure, (which is) problematic for flood control systems,”

Read full article at Invasive 20-pound rodents increasingly burrowing into California – SFGate


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