Nutria are native to the southern portions of South America, primarily Argentina and Chile.
They are invasive and destructive in the United States and Maryland has spent many millions in what appears to be, finally, as successful eradication effort.
Some yokels in Louisiana thought it would be a good idea to keep a nutria as a pet. Finally, their not too subtle habits led to its discovery by the State Government, which has now seized the animal. It will escape death and live out its life in a zoo in the State.
I would have been more than happy to ventilate the damn thing, as would a bunch more people in the agribusiness sector. Along with feral pigs and other destructive invasive species, one of the banes of our lives. And I am sure the citizens of Maryland would also be happy to ventilate it, after the money they have spent on eradication efforts.
Here is a big clue.
Want a pet???
Get a cat or dog. Plenty available at your local animal shelter.