The Travels of Tug 44


Muskrat






The Muskrat is a semi-aquatic mammal that eats nearly anything it can find in or near the river or swamp. They are not rats at all, they are rodents and related to beavers, voles and mice.   high-res



Here's a closer look at the Muskrat. They are about a foot long, plus tail. When swimming, the tail swishes side-to-side and also acts as a rudder.   high-res



Home Sweet Home for a Muskrat is either a hole dug into the riverbank as shown here, or sometimes they will build a lodge much like beavers do.   high-res

The Muskrat, a beautiful fur-bearing critter.




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