Nutria Rats

Story Behind The Song

A friend with a blues band challenged me to write a song about Nutria Rats. I treated it like a bit of a science project, gathering lots of facts to squeeze in all I could in a fun sassy blues groove.

Song Description

A bit of an educational blues song about Nutria Rats, how the got to Louisiana & why, how they are destroying habitat and overpopulating, and starting to endanger the safety of pets and infrastructure

Song Length 3:39 Genre Blues - Rock, Blues - Rural
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Mood Sociable, Tense
Subject Wild Animals, State Similar Artists Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Down in Louisiana, them alligators get real fat
they ain't half as scary, as them nasty nutria rats

Talkin' bout nutria rats, big fat furry nutria rats
You better keep a leash on your dog, and an eye on your kitty cats
watchin' for them nutria rats

They used to trap them for the fur, some still eat the meat
when it comes to recreating, their numbers can't be beat

Talkin' bout nutria rats, big fat furry nutria rats
You better keep a leash on your dog, and an eye on your kitty cats
watchin' for them nutria rats

(Break)

They brought them up to Louisiana, from down around Argentina
They eat the roots up out the levees, There ain't a rat any meaner

Talkin' bout nutria rats, big fat furry nutria rats
You better keep a leash on your dog, and an eye on your kitty cats
watchin' for them nutria rats

(Break)

- "Swamp Beavers"
- They're Only preyed upon by Gators
- they eat up 1/4 of their weight per day, Man! That's a lot of Nutria crap!
- make 15 babies a year..
- Ruining the wet-lands, with up to hundred acre "eat outs"
- If you see one, there's 45 more

Good flair for humorous detail.

Lyrics KIBODEAUX, THOMAS J Music KIBODEAUX, THOMAS J
Producer KIBODEAUX, THOMAS J Publisher 3RD TOM
Performance TOMMY KIB Label 3RD TOM
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