Invasive species of the moment: Nutria

South American rodents with orange teeth that weigh up to 20 pounds and breed rapidly. As Dennis Stewart, senior biologist at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge., put it to the Associated Press:

They’ll go into a marsh and they’ll just clean out all the vegetation in an area and you’ll have these bare spots… They’ll just destroy a marsh.

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...

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