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Giant rat-like creatures invading Irish rivers, Irish Independent

May 19th, 2017 | by

Giant rat-like creatures called coypu are spreading in the wilds here, having been first introduced to Ireland as pets. Native to South America, the coypu is one of the biggest rodents in the world, weighing 5kg-7kg and measuring a metre long…  …The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) says it has trapped 10 coypu in or around the Curraheen area in Cork since the creatures were first seen in the River Curraheen two years ago. The NPWS is now urging the public to inform it of any sightings in an attempt to monitor the spread…
Irish Independent, 16/05/17. Read the full article ‘Giant rat-like creatures invading Irish rivers‘.

Giant rat-like creatures invading Irish rivers

Giant rat-like creatures invading Irish rivers


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