Food: “Incredible”! People get carried away at Baldeneysee DAZU
Meal. At Lake Baldeney in meal you can enjoy the freedom of nature in summer. But watch out! There are rules too. For example, wild animals may not be fed.
In the case of one species, this is even particularly important, because this is about more than animal welfare, as the Ruhrverband in meal warns.
Essen: You shouldn’t do THAT at Baldeneysee – “Potential danger”
The Ruhrverband warns visitors and residents of Lake Baldeney not to be fooled by the cute animals. These little rodents are not entirely without. We are talking about nutrias or coypu.
More and more people are feeding the water rats here at the lake, as the Ruhrverband notes – other city dwellers have also noticed this. The problem with this is that the animals multiply “quickly and in large numbers” due to the growing food supply. And a larger population harbors several dangers.
“We can certainly understand this impulse, because they look cute, but they are causing massive damage to our dams and of course the bank protection through undermining,” notes the association.
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“And although they appear quite trusting, their incisors can pose a potential threat – especially to accompanying children.” That’s why you should urgently refrain from feeding the rodents.
Essen: Coypu multiply uninhibitedly at Lake Baldeney – “Incredible”
Not only can the rodents bite, they are also carriers of bacteria,” warns the Ruhrverband. Despite the looming danger, some users under the company’s Facebook post can’t help but think it’s cute. “Incomprehensible. I waver between ‘puh brave’ and ‘hmmm, oh, five fingers on one hand, who needs that,’ comments one user.
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However, some disagree. “I just don’t think they’re cute,” writes another. “Look like oversized rats.” A user also remembers an incident in which a nutria bit into a woman’s leg. But then it’s all over with sweet and cute very quickly. (mbo)