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Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Minnesota, USA

Lat: 47.20, Long: -92.70

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

Spotted for mission

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