Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Muskrat/ Watery Wednesday

A muskrat dragging some greenery back to its abode


I'm not sure if the foliage is food or something fresh to line the muskrat's home, but the muskrat was on a mission and didn't notice me or my camera. The muskrat lives in a den just beneath the branches you see here.

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24 comments:

see you there! said...

Busy little muskrat. I wonder if they have babies in the spring. Amazing that you could spot it.

Darla

B SQUARED said...

I, of course, thought it was a beaver before reading your copy.

Small City Scenes said...

How neat. What a great catch. That touch of green is just right too. MB

Kathy said...

I thought it looked like a beaver also. Maybe they're cousins. We have beavers in my home area of eastern Texas but no muskrats. You keep giving me things to ponder over! Oh, BTW, what a great capture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great picture! I love to see these creatures -- they are so busy and intent on their business. Lovely place to walk there! Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

What a cutie :).

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kaye said...

great picture--my dad liked to tell a story of a time he accidently hooked a muskrat while fishing. He reeled it in to remove the hook--but the muskrat didn't feel to kindly towards my dad and bit his raft. My dad had to paddle as hard as he could to make it back to sure before the ship sunk.

kaye said...

sure? . . . I meant shore *chagrin*

Rose said...

He does appear to have a one-track mind. Nice capture.

Halcyon said...

He looks cute here!

Becky and Gary said...

We have them here too, and seem easy to photograph. Great picture EG!.
B.

lisaschaos said...

I saw a muskrat a couple of days ago, lol. Great catch!

Photo Cache said...

that is so cool. what is the diff between muskrat and beaver? i haven't seen either one up close. great find.

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George said...

This is a wonderful picture of the muskrat. I'm glad you captured him at work.

Tash said...

What a wonderful photo. I have never seen one of a muskrat. It's a cutie.

Michelle said...

What a great capture!

SandyCarlson said...

Go, brother, go! Love the shot.

A Garden of Threads said...

He is a busy as a beaver, Ha Ha. Great shot. Take care.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wow, is he cute. I've never seen one here where we live.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great capture. He does look like he is on a mission and can't be bothered by anything.

Cezar and Léia said...

This critter is cute, different name "muskrat"!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - your timing was perfect! Cute little bugger that muskrat!

Regina said...

Pretty amazing!

Jay said...

He does look purposeful, doesn't he? I have no idea what muskrats eat, so I can't help you there! Great photo, though!

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