Report: ‘Swamp rats’ (aka nutria) invade California town and threaten to ‘overrun’ the area

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Swamp rats, troublesome rodents typically known as nutria in Louisiana, are causing problems in central California, threatening to damage levees, disrupt the state’s water supply and knock an area river delta ecosystem out of balance, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The report says that California’s "reliance on expansive waterways connected to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta make the state especially vulnerable."

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