The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Friday announced an agreement that will let a Bucktown couple keep their beloved pet nutria named Neuty.
The agency had originally sought to seize the animal, because it’s illegal to keep nutria as a pet, and send it to the Baton Rouge Zoo. That move produced a wave of public outrage.
Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet said the owners have applied for a permit, and that his agency has provided special conditions that will let Neuty remain with its owners.
More to come on this breaking news story.
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