Friday, November 25, 2016

Day 26 - N is for Nutria

"N is for Nutria"  (pastel, 10x10 inches)  click here to bid or buy

Day 26 in my 30-Paintings-in-30-Days of November.

The Nutria, or Copyu, is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to South America, that is actually considered a pest in many of the coastal United States. It was brought here for it's fur in the late 1800's, but when that market later collapsed, thousands were released into the wild.

I never knew any of that 'til I decided to add this cute fellow to my Alphabet Series. This one lives in Landa Park, New Braunfels, and had just snagged some water grasses to take home for dinner.

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