Nutria Meat. While Nutria meat can be cooked a wide variety of ways it can be on the tough side thus improves with low, moist heat. One common meat it is compared to is rabbit though the taste is closer to dark turkey meat. Raw Nutria meat has more protein per serving than ground beef and is much lower in fat than farm-raised catfish.
Nutria are not RATS. They do share the same taxonomic order, as do about 40% of all mammals, including squirrels, beaver, and guinea pigs. Nutria are most closely related to porcupines or South American capybaras (but taste much better!).