The Mississippi Gulf Coast isn’t the only place dead nutria washed ashore after Hurricane Isaac. Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere said debris on the Lake Pontchartrain lakefront included a thousand dead nutria and some other animals, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
Villere said those included dead fish, a dead alligator and some feral hogs.
Villere said the city got state permission to dump the dead animals in a closed parish landfill. He says city crews dug a hole, dumped in the bodies, and filled the hole back in.
Thousands of dead nutria also washed up on the beaches in Mississippi’s Harrison and Hancock counties.