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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Muskrat....

This muskrat did not seem at all afraid...sat and cleaned itself while we just stood and watched.  He was maybe 10 feet from us.

11 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow!!! You have a new friend! I have never seen a real one before. He looks a bit like a beaver, except for the naked tail.

Elaine said...

I'm surprised that he just sat there and posed for you. I wish all critters were so considerate of photographers!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Excellent image...so close without him/her running off...extraordinary!!

Deb said...

Cute little critter and so considerate to sit still for a photo.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little (bold) varmint!

Susan said...

Great photo! His tail gives me the creeps!

don said...

It's amazing to me how animals seem to sense whether we are dangerous to them or not. Fine close in shot of this fellow!

Roan said...

Wow! He was being very cooperative!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute!

Ida said...

I haven't seen one of these critters in a long time. My parents use to live in a house with a creek running through the property and we would watch the Muskrats swimming up and down the creek. One of my cats actually caught and killed a couple of them. We had to dispose of them secretly because it's against the law to kill them without a license to trap a fur bearing animal. How could you explain that your cat was killing them.

Mary said...

Sort of ugly, but neat to see :-) I've never seen one dry. I always see them in the water.

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