Ministry of the Environment

Film projections

They Came to Stay – Our Alien Animal Neighbours: Coypus

Coypus look like beavers with rats’ tails, but they’re South American rodents. Originally escapees from fur farms, over decades they have colonised Europe’s waterways. Here, they dig tunnels and caves in the banks and eat the vegetation. While aquatic farmers and conservationists battle them rigorously, animal lovers in cities feed and encourage them. So how should we deal with coypus?

directorHerbert Ostwald language: English
origin: Germany subtitles: Czech
year: 2020 competing category: Central European films
duration: 52 min  


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  • 21. 10. 2021 13:00 - Sál společenského centra ÚMČ Brno-střed, Dominikánská 2, Brno Add to my schedule | Book