Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3353
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNumerous instances of burrowing damage from Nutria (Myocastor coypus) to stream banks, field borders and farm ponds were reported. One local farmer had to hire a wrecker three times during a two-year period to pull his tractor from collapsed Nutria (Myocastor coypus) burrows near his field border. A young cow was lost when it broke through a Nutria (Myocastor coypus) burrow. Unable to get out of the pit, it was dead when discovered by the owner.
Reference17139
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationOregon

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2021].

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