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Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Description:

Largest and most aquatic member of the vole family. It resides in marshes, shallow lakes, and slowflowing streams and rivers where there is abundant vegetation and the water does not freeze to the bottom.

Habitat:

A large marsh.

Notes:

Cooper Marsh Conservation Area

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6 Comments

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a week ago

Thank you very much Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Wonderful spotting, Greg.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a week ago

Thank you Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a week ago

Well done, Greg!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a week ago

Ya, they are a little shy. 😀

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a week ago

Nice! I really want to find a muskrat but they’re kind of elusive. lol

South Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.11, Long: -74.52

Spotted on May 11, 2019
Submitted on May 12, 2019

Spotted for mission

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