Citizen complaint of the day: The ratcoon of Causeway Street

A concerned citizen reports:

federal bldg. causeway at lomasny. some sort of giant rat like creature walking around. looks like rat with a raccoon body the size of a med size cat!

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    yup

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    Water Rat

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    or Possum

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    That would be a possum.

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    I didn't know there were possums in the city. Then again, I didn't know Brookline had bears.

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    Probably opossum

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    Most people are not used to see them in an urban context, but they're here. That rat tail is always a shocker if you don't know what it is. And, neat fact, they are marsupials.

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    yep, thinking of starting an

    yep, thinking of starting an opossum farm on Warwick st. They come in droves in the fall as fallen fruit starts to rot

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    nutria

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    could be a nutria. darker than a possum.

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    no

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    There are no Nutria in Boston. If it wasn't an opossum it could've been a muskrat that came up from the river.

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    No link

    I'm not going to post a youtube link to a 70s song about amorous muskrats.

    Nope. Not me. Promise.

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    Nutria?

    There don't seem to be wild nutria in any part of New England, let alone Boston, so this is pretty unlikely.

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    Wait until it climbs

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    80 feet up the Zakim bridge, then shoot it with a tranquilizer gun.

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