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Dead animal, possibly a beaver???

Jsalmon

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(29/05/18) Camino Ingles Route
from Ferrol
(24/09/18) SJPDP to Santiago de Compostela
Hi all... So, I'm cycling the Camino route northwards in France, and somewhere Châtellerault and Veigne there was a dead animal, maybe about a meter long, on the grass verge and my friend and I have been debating ever since what it was... Too big for the usual suspects it was definitely rodent like, not a dog or deer or anything like that. It was about 3 days ago. I don't suppose anyone saw it too, maybe took a picture?!!
 

Bradypus

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
Almost certainly a coypu. I have seen hundreds of the things in waterways in France. They get pretty big. Very little chance of spotting a beaver in France. The tail is the most obvious difference. A beaver tail is broad and flat. The coypu's tail is very much like that of a rat but much much bigger!
 

Jsalmon

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Camino(s) past & future
(29/05/18) Camino Ingles Route
from Ferrol
(24/09/18) SJPDP to Santiago de Compostela
Ah yes.... That does make sense, but this thing was absolutely enormous, and I didn't know that coypu get that big...but the face looks about right. Thanks
 

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