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Unformatted text preview: America, and they are not leaving the area yet. The largest factor leading to the high population rate; is the extremely high birth rate. According to Axia College (Wiley Plus, 2006), one Nutria can give birth to 40 offspring in a matter of three years. The offspring can then give birth to more offspring after only a six month period of time. With the Nutria being able to eat a quarter of their body of food a day; and the rapid multiplication of animals; the little rodents will meet the carrying capacity of the land. These little animals probably have a high biotic potential. The rodents will leave Louisiana after the food is gone and immigrate to another area. Maybe they will head back to South America. Reference Axia College. (2006). Wiley Plus. Retrieved from Axia College, Environmental Science website....
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