Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Having run out of excuses, I was out for a walk this morning. I saw this dead critter down by the village lake. Presumably it had been hit by a car. But what is it? European beaver? Coypu? Having called up pictures of both via Google, it looks more like the former, but not as big as either are described. A young one? It didn't have a flat tail, but then European beavers apparently have a tail nowhere near as flat as their Colonial cousins.

I would love to know the answer.


Stew said...

My money is on Ragondin as the Coypu is called here.

Vic Heaney said...

I think you are right, Stew. Duff gen about the muskrat - coypus have it at the moment.