It must be a Coypu, (a Beaver Rat) - to be polite - reading up of the animal and can see why they need to be controlled, (i.e. shot)
Chasing a roadrunner around a friend's front yard this afternoon with the X10, not my first choice for birding, but it's what I had on me. I couldn't get really close, but close enough for some reasonable snaps. I do love the saucy little things.