Hungry for a nutria burger? How about nutria gumbo?
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will get $2.1 million over the next five years to help people develop a taste for such delicacies. A legislative committee last week set aside $275,000 for the first year of a program to create a nutria meat industry.Never heard of a nutria? It's a water-loving rodent that has set up shop in the coastal marshes of Louisiana and been blamed for erosion and other expensive problems.