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Ondatra zibethicus


Man-made canal habitat


This muskrat seemed curious about me sitting there. It just swam up and watched me for a few seconds, and off it went. I wish more critters were as curious as this one!

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beaker98 9 years ago

Thanks Stephanie! I really do enjoy watching muskrats. Hema, those teeth are orangish/yellow, similar to a beaver's. I've always found it fascinating that in both of these species, their teeth never quit growing. I have a couple of skulls that I have found from both and the front incisors come out, and they are impressively long!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

are those yellow teeth?

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 9 years ago

Cute little guy Bill!

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Mar 12, 2015
Submitted on Apr 8, 2015

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