Rodents of Unusual Size

Wild Films ~ Rodents of Unusual Size

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
  • Library Hall
A film by Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer ... a featured documentary at the 2018 IWFF & winner of Best of Festival at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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 โ€” 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 protects 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. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.

This film won top documentary film award honors at 17 different festivals last year!

Run Time: 

71 minutes

About Wild Films at the Library

Wild Films at the Library is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.