Our neighborhood Beaver Pond attracts a wide variety of urban wildlife. These are juvenile Nutria, just old enough to begin thinking about their independence. A lone individual feeding in the open water first attracted my attention, but I soon notice a group of three more behind some nearby brush. One by one these Nutria entered the water until only a single juvenile remained. The others swam over and joined their sibling. The group ate heartily, feeding in what appeared to be a prime spot.

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence

Nutria - Independence