Saturday, September 20, 2014

Muskrat

 Muskrat out for a late afternoon swim

I was sitting on a rock waiting for a yellow-crowned night heron to appear - which it never did - when this guy paddled by totally unaware that I was there...until he heard a strange "click."

Swimming back to his hideout

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

47 comments:

Ela said...

Really great shots !
Have a nice weekend !

Andy said...

Those ears are made for super defensive hearing.

rainfield61 said...

To him, "click" mus be equivalent to "bang".

Malyss said...

He's right to be careful : YOU are friendly , but some others are not ..Fabulous pictures , as always !

Sandra said...

i love love love him... much better than a bird... never seen one but i want to

Revrunner said...

Muskrat, Muskrat, candle light
Doin' the town and doin' it right in the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'
Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug at a Muskrat Land
And they shimmy, Sam is so skinny

Hannah said...

What a fun view of the muskrat, his face reminds me a lot of a beaver. I've never seen one, I guess you don't want one in your garden.

khem raj rai said...

great shots nepali hand made

Indrani said...

Great action shots!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots and sighting of the muskrat.. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Murthy said...

Those eyes are tale telling..!

William Kendall said...

He's wondering if you're getting his better side.

Jette Hollesen said...

What a lovely photo.
I think the animal enjoy to swim...

Hugs
JetteMajken

Buttons said...

Those darn I gotta run and hide clicks:) Great shots. Hug B

VioletSky said...

Your patient waiting paid off for a good shot of something, at least!

Roan said...

U-turn. lol Cute little guy!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! haven't seen one since i left wisconsin. have seen nutria here, though.

The Furry Gnome said...

You must have been in the right place at the right time! Great pix!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic muskrat shots! Excellent!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

What fun, delightful captures, EG!! Such a cute little guy!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Lisa Gordon said...

He is SO adorable!

Montanagirl said...

Glad you got some nice shots of him!

Penelope Postcards said...

I would have mistaken this cute creature for a beaver. Love how he sticks his nose in the air.

Susan Anderson said...

What a great shot. I love the color of the water, too.

=)

Kathy said...

I think I've mentioned before that I've never seen a muskrat! Beavers, yes, but muskrats, no.

Birdman said...

Any 'muskrat love' happening? hehehehehehe

A Quiet Corner said...

Changes in venue are always fun!...:)JP

Chandra said...

What a cutie! Love that nose.

Peace :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little guy! It's been a while since I've seen one.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful surprise. He's so cute.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You managed some good shots of this fella.

RedPat said...

How exciting! I've never seen one - at least I don't think I have.

Ginny said...

These are fabulous pictures!! I don't think I have ever seen a blogger post a muskrat. He is so cute. And without seeing his tail, he looks a bit like a beaver. You certainly win the best blog of the day for me!

Christian Weiß said...

Cute animal and wonderful photos.

Jenny said...

I haven't seen a muskrat in years. I'm glad they are still around in your area. Great pics of him.

Small City Scenes said...

I am sure glad you got his picture. I think he came out of hiding just for you because he knew the Heron was never going to show. MB

Randy said...

He's keeping an eye on you.

thewovenspoke said...

Great shot, that is one critter I haven't seen in person. I love that second photo he is giving you the eye :)

Stephanie said...

He is so sweet to look at. Fabulous images!

Karen said...

I love these guys. Really great shots!

Kay said...

I've never seen one of these critters! (I know so little about them I didn't realize they were swimmers.) What a treat! Wonderful shots!

Alexa T said...

Never seen a muskrat before... in here it is called "nurca" and it almost look alike, maybe smaller as size... Thank you for sharing to us! Have a sunny week!

Rose said...

Great captures! Now need to go look up Yellow-capped night heron!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ahhhh... he is loving life!

Marie said...

He is just awesome!!! Glad you got some pictures before he disappeared!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

We have these but they block up our water ways. Those gritters. Naughty, naughty.

Cute though.

Your photos are picture perfect you took.

Felicia said...

great captures.

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