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Coypu: Myocastoridae - Geographic Range

southern found including america

The coypu is native to southern South America, from the middle of Bolivia and southern Brazil to Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of the continent, including Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It has been introduced into North America, Europe, northern Asia, east Africa, and the Middle East where there are populations in the wild. In the United States, it is found in fifteen states coast to coast but particularly in Louisiana, Florida, Oregon, and Maryland. In Canada, it is found in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. It is found throughout continental Europe, including France, Germany, Scandinavia, Austria, Russia, and Poland. Other non-native populations include those in Israel, Zimbabwe, and Japan.

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almost 6 years ago

I had one of these on my back lawn today In Nova Scotia. We thought it was a large brown rat at first.