January 14, 2014

Why did the muskrat cross the road?

Well, actually he didn't, he stopped half way.
Not sure what he was doing our of his burrow, in the middle of winter in freezing temperatures but he was just sitting there on the road.
I didn't try to move him as he didn't seem injured and it was a quiet back country road.
I call it a he as a she would be smarter than to sit in the road.
Muskrats are medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America.
It is basically a large field mouse that has adapted to life in and around water and has large hind feet that act like paddles during swimming.

Ondatra zibethicus

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