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Old 07-21-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Ok - one more try:





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Old 07-21-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Well, I tried.

My son runs into river otters fairly frequently when he's fishing. He says they're not particularly afraid of people so that's what made me think your little friend might be one.

Oh, well........
I understand, thanks for the input, but three of them look rather friendly ( 8 on a scale from 1 to 10,) but my fella didn't look all THAT cute and friendly.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Nutria...my best guess. They're kind of a swimming water rat.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Nutria...my best guess. They're kind of a swimming water rat.
That's what I thought it could be, too, but the OP says it isn't (I posted a link to Wiki with its official name of "coypu").

Where I used to live, I had a creek that ran through my property and a nutria showed up one day, hung around for a couple of weeks, and then moved on.

Ooooh! I just thought of another possibility:





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskrat

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