An adult nutria is about 14 inches long from the nose to the base of the tail. The tail is about12 to 17 inches long it is round, and hairless. The whiskers are about 4 inches long. They have 20 teeth, and include 4 large incisors that allows the nutria to cut off underwater plants without getting water into its mouth. Nutria average weight is 16 to 18 pounds. There front feet have five toes the hind feet are much larger. All of the toes are connected by a skin web except for the little toe.
They live in: Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. There are a lot of other nutrias in the areas of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland as well as in the waterways of Washington and Oregon.
Egrets eat small fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, shrimps, fiddler crabs, crawfishes, grasshoppers and water insects. Great egrets live in the water. They live near marshes. They fly south for the winter. They go far north in the summer. Great egrets make their nests high up in trees. Their nests are made of sticks. They have five or six eggs.