Native to South America, this large aquatic rodent was brought to the U.S. and other countries for the fur market. In Missouri, the nutria has been occasionally trapped in the southeastern part of the state.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
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