Nutria Rats

On our swamp tour, one of the airboat passengers pointed out a large animal scurrying through the tall swamp grass. Our seasoned Bayou pilot slowed the boat and killed the engine. Before us stood a big fat swamp rat, which our guide called a Nutria rat. From there, he told us a little bit about […]

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Lafitte Swamp Tour

One thing that many people suggest that you do when visiting Louisiana is to take a swamp tour. They come in two flavors: The slower pontoon-style boat tours and the quicker airboat tours. For the uninitiated, airboats are the ones with the giant fan on the back that help the boat skim across very shallow […]

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