Tags » Coypu

Camping Rives du Lac, Lac de l’Uby, Gers, Wednesday 20th June 2018

What a lovely and tranquil week it has been, just like life should be always!  Even the weather has turned for the better and, although we’ve had a bit of wind and overcast skies for a couple of days, it is very hot and sunny now and we are making the most of the gorgeous swimming pool on site. 527 more words



Telegraph: “As Italy struggles to deal with burgeoning populations of an introduced giant rodent, a mayor has come up with a novel solution – eat them… Michele Marchi, the mayor of the town of Gerre de’ Caprioli, has suggested that numbers could be reduced if only Italians can develop a taste for coypu meat. 71 more words


Giant Rodent Invasion: The Coypu

Listed as among the Top 100 of the world’s worst invasive species, the coypu (also known as nutria) can cause severe damage to the environment in countries where it is an introduced species. 448 more words

Invasive Species

What animal is this?

Is it an otter, a beaver, a giant rat or something else?

Well done, if you said ‘coypu’ or ‘ragondin’!

Neither of these possibilities were actually on my radar until I saw them swimming in the Canal du Midi. 205 more words


South Charente in August

The sunflower and maize fields clothe the hills in a pale yellow and dull green patchwork; the cereals have been harvested and the stubbled earth disced and left full of weeds. 624 more words

French Wildlife

Muskrat, Coypu or something else?

Just swimming in the park nearby my house. Don’t no what it is, muskrat, coypu (riverrat) or something else?