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Nutria litter size
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:41:00 PM »
How many? Here's the answer. Ready to give birth soon. I'm guessing at least three litters per year.
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 10:48:12 PM »
I didnít know we had nutria in WA?

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
I didnít know we had nutria in WA?
Omg really  :yike: they are a huge pita in some places. They were introduced as a livestock option and are like the himilayan bkackberries of the mammsl world for invasive and need to be killed with fire.
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 12:07:23 AM »
I didnít know we had nutria in WA?
Omg really  :yike: they are a huge pita in some places. They were introduced as a livestock option and are like the himilayan bkackberries of the mammsl world for invasive and need to be killed with fire.

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 06:20:46 AM »
Just like hogs, invasive and spread fast. Nice job doing what you can, where you're at :tup:

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 07:03:29 AM »
How's the fur on them?  Similar to muskrat? 

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 09:06:09 AM »
The fur is crap !! Caught a few last year in Enumscratch and they stink pretty good too

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 09:33:49 AM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 10:14:53 AM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

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What do you do with them? Can you eat them?
I knew we had them here, but had no idea they were around to that extent.
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 10:40:32 AM »
Bet they would make good coyote bait. 

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 10:47:20 AM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

 :yike: :yike: :yike:  Nice job!!!!!!
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 11:20:17 AM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

:yike:
What do you do with them? Can you eat them?
I knew we had them here, but had no idea they were around to that extent.


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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 11:23:02 AM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

:yike:
What do you do with them? Can you eat them?
I knew we had them here, but had no idea they were around to that extent.


If you get a hankerin'

http://www.nutria.com/site14.php


I'd at least try it, especially if it was cooked in a crock pot.
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

:yike:
What do you do with them? Can you eat them?
I knew we had them here, but had no idea they were around to that extent.


If you get a hankerin'

http://www.nutria.com/site14.php


I'd at least try it, especially if it was cooked in a crock pot.

I would bet if you skinned them you would have second thoughts. Very strong smell to them. Supposedly it goes away when cooked but memory of the smell sticks with me.
There was a time they were worth a good price, as high as $17. Now you might get a couple bucks for a good one but you have to pay to ship it so really worthless. Good cat bait though.
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 07:25:45 PM »
Killed 11 of these bad boys yesterday!

:yike:
What do you do with them? Can you eat them?
I knew we had them here, but had no idea they were around to that extent.


If you get a hankerin'

http://www.nutria.com/site14.php


I'd at least try it, especially if it was cooked in a crock pot.

@lokidog might know what it tastes like?  :chuckle:
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 09:02:41 AM »
Iíve tried it..once.  Itís not the worst thing ever, but I could never get what I was eating, out of my mind. I actually get paid a bounty for them, usually make enough in a year to buy a new gun! We killed another 12 yesterday, this cold weather brings them out!

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 01:19:52 PM »
I’ve tried it..once.  It’s not the worst thing ever, but I could never get what I was eating, out of my mind. I actually get paid a bounty for them, usually make enough in a year to buy a new gun! We killed another 12 yesterday, this cold weather brings them out!

This may be a dumb question but are you killing them specifically on the Columbia or are they all over the place?
 
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 01:23:16 PM »
Iíve tried it..once.  Itís not the worst thing ever, but I could never get what I was eating, out of my mind. I actually get paid a bounty for them, usually make enough in a year to buy a new gun! We killed another 12 yesterday, this cold weather brings them out!


Who is paying the bounty?
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 02:13:12 PM »
The diking district pays the bounty, on puget island. Although they are everywhere around here. Diking district wants them controlled, they do pretty good damage with their holes. Turned in 92 tails today from the last couple months.

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 :tup:
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2018, 12:22:31 PM »
I sent some dried nutria hides to USA Fox a few years ago and had them tanned and "plucked and sheared".  The first year they came back looking beautiful like gray velvet.  The next year I sent a couple again and they looked rough and uneven and the guard hairs were still there and sheared.  I should have complained, but I was busy.  I guess the guy they had doing "plucked and sheared" didn't know what he was doing. 
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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2018, 12:28:28 PM »
There was an interesting Meateater podcast on Nutria, episode 88.

http://www.themeateater.com/podcasts/ep-088-conservation-through-eradication/

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2018, 03:23:24 PM »
Nutria were all over the place in Louisiana when I lived there. People won't eat them despite tasting pretty good (all 2nd hand knowledge). People can't seem to get past the rat aspect of them...

I've pulled my previous lab out of ponds when I saw one that was about her size. Looked like a humongous beaver and they have a temper.

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Re: Nutria litter size
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2018, 07:46:05 PM »
We kill a lot during duck season down in SW Wa. I didn't know about the bounty, I'll have to keep that in mind in the future. 
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2018, 08:46:21 PM »
We kill a lot during duck season down in SW Wa. I didn't know about the bounty, I'll have to keep that in mind in the future. 

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