Thursday, 9 May 2013

Muskrat

Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
Mill Race, St. Jacobs
7 May 2013

    The Muskrat is the largest of North American rats, sometimes reaching sixty centimetres in total length. Formerly hunted extensively for its fur, it is now mostly left alone to enjoy its aquatic lifestyle, for which it is superbly adapted. We see it quite often and always count ourselves fortunate when we do.





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