They nest in trees or rock crevices. Hutias known in spanish as jutía are moderately large cavy like rodents of the family capromyidae that inhabit the caribbean islandstwenty species of hutia have been identified and at least a third are extinctonly desmarests hutia and the prehensile tailed hutia remain common and widespread.
Hutias are called banana rats because their bodily waste resembles little bananas.
Banana rats in cuba pictures. They can grow nearly two feet long and weigh up to 19 pounds. You can stab them shoot them run them over with your car hit them over the head with a bat. These vary from vestigial to prehensile.
In cuba they are eaten by local people. The base has a sizeable iguana population in comparison to the rest of cuba. And the creatures are big the size of small dogs.
Well they are giant rats about the size of a possum. Discover and save your own pins on pinterest. The desmarest hutia has banana shaped faeces leading to its common name of banana.
Banana rats barack obama guantanamo bay war on. All other extant species are considered threatened by the iucn. The oversized rodents that could take over guantanamo bay prison.
Guantanamo guantanamo province picture. Naval base at guantanamo cuba. The us department of defense has given us 97102 to texas am agrilife research to study the cuban hutia at the us.
Jan 26 2019 this pin was discovered by dachshund wrangler. Gtmo is infested with banana rats. Is gtmo really infested you might ask.
One might ask what is a banana rat. There are a number of species some of which have tails. The bodies are stout and the head large.
Banana rat check out tripadvisor members 542 candid photos and videos of guantanamo. You bet your booty its infested. All but two species are considered threatened.
Ana pedraza and rafael lopez from cuba feed their half dozen pet hutias coffee rum vegetables and crackers and claim the giant rat like creatures make for wonderful companions. So infested you can kill them at will.