When we were at the beach at Warderick Wells we saw the Hutia. They look like guinea pigs with a rats tail. The hutia are nocturnal and you can get a little close to them.
The hutias are vegetarians. Usually rodents become aggressive when they are living in crowded conditions. Bahama hutias can live close together without getting aggressive.
People used to think they were extinct but really they were alive. They are the only land mammals native to The Bahamas. Hutias are an endangered species and the reason they are endangered is because the Indians that used to live here ate them.