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Award-winning documentary about invasive South American rodents to screen at library

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Wild Films screening of “Rodents of Unusual Size,” a featured documentary from the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Library Hall. This film by Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer won Best of Festival at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and top documentary film award honors at 17 other festivals last year.

If you go

What: “Rodents of Unusual Size” documentary screening
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Hard-headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat — hordes of monstrous 20-pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria,” these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protect Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight.

Visit SteamboatLibrary.org/events for more information.


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