Isaac Aftermath: 'Swamp Rats' Die En Masse

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Nutria Bodies

Credit: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Piles of nutria carcasses line beaches in Mississippi after Hurricane Isaac flooded the invasive rodents' marsh habitats.
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