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Ondatra zibethicus


Muskrats have short, but very thick waterproof fur. It's predominately brown with a black, vertically flattened tail. It is about 40-60 cm (16-24 in) long, including tail.


Ponds, rivers and especially wetlands where they feed on cattails and build lodges from vegetation and mud.

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Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Lat: 47.20, Long: -92.70

Spotted on Mar 12, 2014
Submitted on May 4, 2014

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