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Old 11-19-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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i went to l.a in the summer and went to an alligator farm, on the tour the tour director had a "nutria" it reminded me of the big canal rats here in el paso minus the bright orange teeth, how big of a problem are nutrias on the l.a. swamplands?
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Not much of a problem at all. You will find plenty of them in the swamps in the southern part of the state. Many consider them an epicurean delight.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Actually nutria are a huge problem. They are just about everywhere there is a canal or water. A friend had one as a pet back in the 90s. Why? I'll never know. But the one thing I remember was that the thing chewed on everything in the house and there was a smell. Anyways, they eat the marsh grass which of course weakens the wetlands which means big trouble for southern LA. Damage - Nutria.com Harry Lee, (RIP), had a big issue with the nutrias and had his deputies shoot them, but I understand that he and the nutrias have made peace now that they are all in heaven http://photos.nola.com/photogallery/...he_nutria.html
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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The state has spent millions to get rid of them (at least that's where they tell us it went!). The nutria tend to eat away the wetlands and burrow under the levees, unintentionally decreasing storm protection. There is or was even a bounty for them, I think it was $4 a tail.

You could still consider them a "culinary" delight for people in rural SELA.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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yeah thats what the tour guide told us, that they give you 5 a pop, for each one you kill, i like that show "bizarre foods with andrew zimmerman" he had a show about bizarre foods in l.a., and they ate a nutria, looked nutricious!
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Minnesota..California Dreamin'
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If you want to know how nutrias got to LA in an entertaining book (although I'm reading it for a boring class) try chapter 14 of Tinkering with Eden by Kim Todd.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I remember they had a nest of nutria underneath the I-12/Millerville exit here not that long ago, a year or so. I imagine if left unchecked there, they could have undermined the earth in that area and who knows what would have happened.
I can honestly say I have never eaten nutria. Closest thing I had was my rat bacon for breakfast in Korea in the 90s. I wouldn't want to taste that again, that's for sure.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Nutria: the other white meat...
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Nutria: the other white meat...
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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At one time they pretty much eat all the roots of the march cane. It changed the land scape for a while but how they seem to less numerous.As I remmenr they were brought i9n from Frances because they were used in the fur industry.Got out of hand.
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