This Nutria was observed early one morning swimming in what once was a Beaver Pond. The pond is located under the Standridge Drive bridge in Carrollton, Texas. It was created when a Beavers dammed the small creek the bridge was built to span.
The Beaver quickly wore out his welcome when he cut down a number of ornamental trees planted in a nearby park. It seems that the local Home Owner’s Association took some actions to solve the Beaver problem, and one day the Beaver simply disappeared.
Now, several years later, the Beaver is gone, but the pond it built continues on. It also continues to provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of aquatic and semi-aquatic wildlife, this Nutria included.