Swamp rats live along the San Antonio River Walk
SAN ANTONIO – Swamp rats are having a moment. After a story about their invasion of a Texas park went viral, KSAT reached out to the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and learned that the orange-toothed rodents live here, too. The number of swamp rats trapped in past years:2019 - 10 nutria2018 - 60 nutria2017 - 32 nutriaDid you know the world’s largest bat colony can be found just outside San Antonio? If you see a nutria along the San Antonio River you can report the sighting to the San Antonio River Authority at (866) 345-7272 or on the SARA website sariverauthority.org/contact-us-0. “Our staff worked to find an appropriate solution to the damage caused by the Nutria-rat population in an effort to preserve the project’s ecosystem and the health of the San Antonio River.”
Colony of giant swamp rats invade Texas park
FORT WORTH, Texas – What has a large, flat tail, hind webbed feet and orange teeth? According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, a swarm of these swamp rats, or otherwise known as nutria, were spotted at Krauss Baker Park in Fort Worth this week. Edit: the link in the comments says it’s Krauss Baker Park - is that the one behind Ihop off Altamesa?! Swamp rats live along the San Antonio River Walk“The reason for the thriving population of nutria in Krauss Baker Park is that people are feeding them at this location. Although they’re active year-round, it’s uncommon for the rodents to gather in a group this large in Texas, according to Richter.