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Muskrat Facts

The muskrat is a rabbit sized aquatic rodent native to North America. It has partially webbed hind feet and small able hand-like front feet with a laterally compressed tail and a waterproof coat.

Muskrats live in wetlands and are very good swimmers, using their tail for propulsion in the water. They tend to dig extensive burrow systems in the ground, adjacent to the water, with underwater entrances.

 
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General Muskrat Facts

The muskrat is a rabbit sized aquatic rodent native to North America. It has partially webbed hind feet and small able hand-like front feet with a laterally compressed tail and a waterproof coat.

Muskrats range in size from 12 to 16 inches and 2-5 pounds in weight. They have 3 litters with 1 to 10 pups per litter.

 

Muskrat Habitat

Muskrats live in wetlands and are very good swimmers, using their tail for propulsion in the water.

Muskrats tend to dig extensive burrow systems in the ground, adjacent to the water, with underwater entrances.

 

Muskrat Diet

Muskrats feed on cattails and other aquatic vegetation, freshwater mussels, frogs, crayfish and small turtles.

 

Muskrat Damage

The main nuisance brought to you by the muskrat is structural damage to ponds and waterways.

 

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