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Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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mary.gallo.m
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mary.gallo.m

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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

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