Rodents of Unusual Size (Music from the Motion Picture)
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Rodents of Unusual Size (Music from the Motion Picture) is Lost Bayou Ramblers’ original score to the award winning documentary about NUTRIA RATS and their controversial position in the Louisiana landscape and ecosystem, as well as the relationship the residents of South Louisiana have with this invasive species.
Produced by Tilapia Film the documentary takes us up-close into a large region south of New Orleans that survived hurricane Katrina and is now facing its latest threat-hordes of monstrous 20 pound rodents known as the nutria. Louisiana's coastal wetlands are one of the largest disappearing landmasses in the world and the voracious appetite of this curious and unexpected invasive species from South America is greatly accelerating coastal erosion, which in turn makes the area even more vulnerable to hurricanes. As the coastline disappears, the hunters and trappers, fishermen and shrimpers, storytellers and musicians that makes Louisiana a country unto itself are leaving en masse. Nonetheless, a stalwart few remain and are fighting back.
Through the offbeat and unexpected stories of the people confronting the nutria problem, the film confronts issues surrounding coastal erosion, the devastation following hurricanes, loss of culture and homeland, and the resilience of the human spirit.