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A nutria (Coypu) in Settimo

A nutria in Settimo Torinese, ItalyA nutria (Myocastor coypus), also known as coypu, in the Po River Park in Settimo Torinese, Italy.

Yes, that was an unexpected encounter, in case you are wondering.

Settimo is not exactly known as a town that pays attention to fauna: the town had a steel factory and a chemicals factory near its centre (and several other factories just out of it), and I did not expect to find such a large rodent here. This castorino (little beaver) appears to be living in a lake in the Po River park, together with at least other five specimen. Maybe there are more, but it is not always easy to tell the difference between a castorino and a pantegana (a large country rat), unless you happen to see their teeth: the nutria has unusual orange teeth.

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Caption this!

Feel free to offer your caption to the picture below, taken at Staglands, near Waikanae, New Zealand.
My own caption:

- Tell me that you love me!
- No.

Tags: animals, New Zealand, pictures

Cygnets in Waikanae, New Zealand

Funny, how one can miss celebrated photo spots and find small and almost unknown places with plenty of interesting subjects. These cygnets were with their parents in a small lagoon near Waikanae, on the West coast of New Zealand's North island.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand: a whale, a seal

New Zealand. Great place. Leaves you speechless.

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