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A coypu stuffed seen in the museum of the waterland park of Vrouwenpolder. It's an animal native to South America and introduced among others in Europe by the fur ranchers. It has numerous names : nutria(Us, Asia and Eastern Europe countries), beverrat(Netherlands), ragondin(France), castorino(Italy), wasserratte(Germany), ratao-do-banhado and caxingui(Brazil). The coypu somewhat resembles a very large rat, or a beaver with a small tail. Coypu meat is lean and low in cholesterol. They're the host for a nematode parasite (Strongyloides myopotami) that can infect the skin of humans, causing dermatitis

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3120 W: 0 N: 2701] (22861)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-00-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.4
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 0:53
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