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A native of Patagonia and an introduced species in Louisiana, Texas and other states in the south.

Nutria look like extra large muskrats with orange teeth. They like to eat grass so much that in some areas they cause erosion problems.

Louisiana has made an attempt to control the nutria by telling people that nutria are good to eat. Cajuns are not that gullible, however, and believe that the nutria is nothing more than a swamp rat (womp rat?).