BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

MUSKRAT

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MUSKRAT The reserve we go to has both beavers and muskrats although muskrats are more common. This muskrat was gliding silently through the water in among the reeds. Interesting fact – muskrats are more closely related to voles than to beavers and their tail is more like a rat tail as you can see in the photo.

23 thoughts on “MUSKRAT

  1. Reminds me of the muskrat trappers of the Yukon days, and a lady named “Rat Mary”.

    Paz

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  2. Such cute looking animals. Excellent shot, Belinda.

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  3. Nice capture, Belinda. I don’t see many muskrats these days, certainly not since the beavers have made a comeback. I wonder if they drive them out?

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  4. Uh oh! Now I’m hearing the song in my head – Muskrat Love 🙂

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  5. If you hadn’t mentioned the tail I wouldn’t have noticed it. I was so focused on the main body of the muskrat. He’s quite big when you see the length with the tail. Nice shot. Good of him not to move too fast while you were taking his picture.

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  6. What a treat to come upon this muskrat. They often dive under so quickly, it is wonderful that you were able to capture this beauty, whiskers and tail, Belinda. I had no idea they were related to voles, indeed an interesting fact.

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  7. Nice Belinda! They are fun to photograph!

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  8. Great shot, Belinda, you even got that tail out of the water! 🙂

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  9. Great info.

    Sent from my iPhone Carrie Staples, Author/Illustrator

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  10. Excellent spotting and photography of the wildlife!!

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  11. An amazing animal and photo Belinda! 🥰

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