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There has been a recent sighting of a Coypu in the River Lee. The animal was spotted from the footbridge behind the Kingsley within the past couple of weeks. This is a highly invasive non native mammal which is in the group of species which must be dealt with immediately, and with priority, if and when they are recorded in Ireland. It looks like a beaver (3-7kg, 1m head to tail in length), has dark fur with lighter ends, a white muzzle, a long cylindrical tail and small ears. It has distinctive large orange-yellow incisor teeth that are usually visible, and webbed hind feet.