Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3344
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) readily eat cattails (Typhn latifolia) shoots and roots. Typically, they "clear cut" stems in a small area rather than feed on stems over a wider area. Giant cutgrass (zizaniopsis milacea), white-water lily (Nymphaea elegans), and pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata) were consumed in Normangee lake, Madison county.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationNormangee lake, Madison county, Texas

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