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Letter to the editor: nutria sighting!

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Sophie Smith


I am writing in response to the recent article [Missing mammal mystery: fate of the nutria remains unknown]. During Midnight Breakfast, on April 29 at around 10 p.m., a group of students saw a nutria in the Mill Stream! The excited students crowded around the nutria, which became startled and skittered upstream to hide under a bush.

The event was particularly noteworthy for the nearly-graduated students in attendance, who had long since accepted the loss of the nutria as one of many disappointments afflicting their final year at Willamette.

"It really feels like things have come full circle," remarked Sarah Connor ('21). Sam Johnston ('21) added, "It was the real capper to an absolutely dull four years."

Said Sabrina Richards ('21): "I guess you could say it was a Midnight Breakfast miracle."

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