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Ondatra zibethicus


Muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents named for the musky smell and rat-like appearance. Average Size: 16 - 25" long (including an 8-11" tail); 2 - 5 lbs. Average Lifespan in the Wild: 1 - 3 years. They have dense brown fur, rounded body with a long, hairless black tail. Their hind feet are webbed for swimming and smaller front feet are for digging. They have small beady eyes and small ears.


Muskrats are native to North America. This muskrat was spotted in a mountain stream near Grand Teton RV Park, Moran Wyoming,

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2015
Submitted on Aug 12, 2015

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