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I should know this and think I do but i'm going to ask anyway. What creature do we have in Lavon that looks sort of like a ottor or something to that nature. I was fishing the other day and this thing swam by me not 20 feet from the bank. His head was above water like he was swimming along eating shad or something. He diped to go undr the water and he had to be at lest 4 to 6 feet long and pretty big around. Had a head that looked something like a ottor. He wasn't scared of me but I kept my eye on him. Any clues?




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Nutria - He was big eneough to put on the smoker too.  Cheesy




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I bought a box of animal crackers and it said on it "Do not eat if seal is broken." So I opened up the box, and sure enough...
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me and shawn have seen them swimming around while we were Bass fishing.




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They are also called "nutra-rats".  Don't forget about the beavers (don't even say it).  I've had them swim by me too.  The hardest part was making sure I didn't hook him.  He was fine with me being there and I was with his presence...

Nutra-rats look more like ferrets, if I'm not mistaken.



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I thought the nutra-RAT  looks just like a beaver except for the rounded tail........\\

SMOKER?Huh???  YOU GONNA EAT A BIG OLE RAT?Huh??




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Tex, I might have got a little carried away there.  Cheesy  This one was 4 to 6 feet long. Head was large and from what I could tell looked rounded. He was big around too. Been a long time since I seen one and from what I could remeber they were a LOT smaller. I hear they live like a beaver in a sense.  Adam how big are the ones you are used to seeing? I would say from whaT I saw of this guy he would weigh 40 lbs.  icon_eek




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Here you go guys. If the fish aren't biting here is a alternative.

WWW.NUTRIA.COM  They eat these things in Louisiana.

  Nutria Ragondin Sausage Jambalaya    
Smoked Nutria and Andouille Sausage Gumbo  
Nutria Sausage  
Nutria Chili  
TIP!
How to Debone Nutria
1. Soak the meat for 36 - 48 hours in iced water with a pinch of salt & a 1/8 c of vinegar.
2. Boil the carcass for 3 hours.
3. The meat picks right off!
 
If anyone trys one of these recipes let us know.  Cheesy   Cheesy   Cheesy




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I saw several of what looked like ferrets playing on the Dam this summer. I guess they could have been young Nutria but these were small not much bigger than a rat, but a shorter tail. Jake



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Here you go guys. If the fish aren't biting here is a alternative.

WWW.NUTRIA.COM  They eat these things in Louisiana.

  But in Louisiana, they will eat anything....need a receipe for shad??




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What you saw at the Dam was a Mink. I saw a Bald eagle last Friday at Clear Lake Island. He was sharp and sure big.




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I bought a box of animal crackers and it said on it "Do not eat if seal is broken." So I opened up the box, and sure enough...
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But in Louisiana, they will eat anything....need a recipe for shad??


When I still lived in Louisiana we used shad as an appetizer before the Nutria.

Goes good with some possum gravy and some mustard greens Cheesy  Cheesy




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