Nutritious Nutria Meat

Have you ever seen a nutria? I’ve seen two. One was by the side of a lake, and the other was swimming in a river. Nutrias are not native to Japan. They were brought to Japan from South America for their fur, but now there are many nutrias in the wild. They are a problem because they eat the vegetables that farmers grow. Someone caught a nutria and gave the meat to a volunteer at the Fujimae Tidal Flat center. She cut it up and cooked it in olive oil with salt. Everyone liked it. I thought that it tasted a little like beef. Someone else said that it tasted like deer, and another person thought that it tasted like ostrich. The meat doesn’t have much fat and is high in protein. In other words, nutria meat is nutritious.   (139 words)