Thursday, September 19, 2013


I don't think I ever posted a picture of this. It's my nutria necklace from funding the documentary Rodents of Unusual Size on Kickstarter. Primarily, I'm looking forward to the documentary, rodent jewelry is just a bonus.  Eryn doesn't seem to want to wear it.  I think she's disturbed it's made out of an animal, although how not wearing a necklace in any way makes up for eating her weight in non-vegetarian burritos is beyond me.  It - the necklace, not Eryn - is made of nutria, or coypu:

"The coypu (from the Mapudungun, koypu), (Myocastor coypus), also known as the river rat, and nutria,is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent and the only member of the family Myocastoridae. Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers. Although it is still valued for its fur in some regions, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors make this invasive species a pest throughout most of its range."


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