Friday, June 08, 2012

The Mighty Ragodin!

Ragodin (French), Coypu (native name in South America), or Myocastor coypus (Latin name) at the Parc Ornithologique at the Camague, France. These beaverlike rodents have become quite numerous in the Camague where they are becoming a bit of a pest, as they eat the native vegetation with abandon. They are easly detected by their large tunnels through the foliage and mud. They were originally brought to Europe for fur farming and have since naturalized into the Camague (as well as in Louisiana, apparently). Care to wear a Ragodin coat, my dear?

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