How did they get here?

Nutria were introduced into Washington for the fur-farming industry in the 1930’s. By 1943, there were feral populations. The nutria is a prolific breeder, capable of producing two litters a year. Populations are spreading rapidly throughout Washington.

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1. What is a nutria?
2. How did they get here?
3. When are nutria most active?
4. Are they destructive or dangerous?