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Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Description:

The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra, is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America, and introduced in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America. The muskrat is found in wetlands over a wide range of climates and habitats. It has important effects on the ecology of wetlands[2] and is a resource of food and fur for humans. It is an introduced species in some of its present range. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Slough

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Great shot!

Steve Lenz
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Steve Lenz

Burbank, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

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