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Muskrat Housekeeping

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On warm summer evenings Leonard and I enjoy setting up chairs near a site where we might be able to observe wildlife. It is so pleasant to sit as the sun sets and see what animals and birds appear. A … Continue reading

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Pushup

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Muskrats (Ondatra zibethica) construct and utilize several different types of homes, feeding places and safe zones. The most visible are lodges built from vegetation on the ground or on a substrate of anchored aquatic herbage. These structures can rise five … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Homes

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Recently when I photographed the coots at Baum Lake, I noticed a muskrat house on the shore behind the swimming birds. That muskrat house suggested these two muskrat posts. Muskrats (Ondatra zibethica) utilize different types of shelter and individual muskrats often have several “homes”. The … Continue reading

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Muskrat

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  Muskrats (Ondatra zibethica) can be found throughout all of the Lower 48 except for the extreme southeastern states. Leonard and I can find them paddling about in their preferred habitat, fresh and saltwater marshes and shallow waterways, in every season. … Continue reading

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