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Unformatted text preview: fur-bearer. By the 1980’s, the population exploded due to an exceptional birth rate. Nutria are said to breed like rabbits, and are capable of mating during any month of the year (Krause, 2005). Once the land is depleted of the nutria’s food source in the Louisiana wet lands, it is most likely that the large rodents will move on to other food resources, possibly in other southern states with adequate wet lands. In addition, it is very possible that the nutria, with their lightning-fast breeding habits, can increase their population significantly by spreading across southern wet lands. POPULATION SIZE 3 References Krause, T. (2005). Nutria. National Trappers Association. Retrieved from http://www.nationaltrappers.com/nutria.html...
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- Environmental Science