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#2076940 - 01/31/11 08:49 PM Nutria Problem???
JonnyRay Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 641
Loc: Denton Tx
Will nutria cut down trees? I have no beaver lodge just holes in the banks... but something is building a dam.


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#2076950 - 01/31/11 08:52 PM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: JonnyRay]
MewshawTX Offline


Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 2213
Loc: Texas
I shot a Nutria one time with a .30-06. Nothing left on the bank but a greasy spot. Normally I use a .22 on them smile

They are not known for cutting, but they are notorious for digging up along shorelines.


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#2076974 - 01/31/11 08:57 PM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: MewshawTX]
JonnyRay Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 641
Loc: Denton Tx
Well I guess it could be a beaver but no lodge and I've never seen either but something is living burrowed into the shore line.


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#2077043 - 01/31/11 09:11 PM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: JonnyRay]
ragtag Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 167
Loc: lipan/netx
my in laws had a bad beaver problem last year and their lodge was in the bank. knock a hole in the dam right before dark and get a chair and wait for dark and the running water sound will drive them nuts that they have to fix it before they can do anything else... got 3 in one night, shot them as they were swimming up to the dam. might wanna sit at least 40 or 50yds off bc those suckers can tell when your there! its a lot of fun but take care of them before they destroy your place bc they will!


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#2077544 - 01/31/11 11:41 PM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: ragtag]
MVILL Offline


Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 1412
Loc: Splendora Tx
Originally Posted By: ragtag
my in laws had a bad beaver problem last year and their lodge was in the bank. knock a hole in the dam right before dark and get a chair and wait for dark and the running water sound will drive them nuts that they have to fix it before they can do anything else... got 3 in one night, shot them as they were swimming up to the dam. might wanna sit at least 40 or 50yds off bc those suckers can tell when your there! its a lot of fun but take care of them before they destroy your place bc they will!


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They can't stand the sound of running water

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#2077850 - 02/01/11 07:29 AM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: MVILL]
TEXASTRAPPER Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 155
Loc: NW of Houston
Nutria won't really chew on trees. Sounds like beaver with a bank den. Down here the majority don't build lodges.


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#2077873 - 02/01/11 07:39 AM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: MVILL]
dawgkllr Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 494
Loc: Jermyn, Texas
Originally Posted By: MVILL
Originally Posted By: ragtag
my in laws had a bad beaver problem last year and their lodge was in the bank. knock a hole in the dam right before dark and get a chair and wait for dark and the running water sound will drive them nuts that they have to fix it before they can do anything else... got 3 in one night, shot them as they were swimming up to the dam. might wanna sit at least 40 or 50yds off bc those suckers can tell when your there! its a lot of fun but take care of them before they destroy your place bc they will!


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They can't stand the sound of running water


hmmmmm sounds alot like my kids! frown


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#2084341 - 02/02/11 08:35 PM Re: Nutria Problem??? [Re: dawgkllr]
TTUGrad08 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 845
Loc: TEXAS!
Dont know but it could be either one. I kill every nutria I see withou any hesitation, those suckers are bad news. Usually dont shoot the beavers unless somebody asked me to.

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