7.24.2009

Marvin the Muskrat

When we went to the lake on the weekend I went down to the dock early Sunday morning hoping to find some loons etc. Instead I found this little gem. I always have felt sorry for muskrats as they have such a sad name. Who wants to be called a stinky rat??

He reminds me of a beaver, except for the tail. A muskrat has a long skinny tail that floats straight in the water, almost like a rudder.

Mr. Marvin the Muskrat:



He was a cutie, and very cautious of me. I am surprised he got so close. It took him a good 10 minutes to come my way.



Having a leisurely Sunday morning swim:


Happy Friday! My 2nd favorite day of the week!! Have a good weekend!
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2 comments:

MichCherie said...

Omg hes such a cutie!!

andrew said...

I love muskrats. Great photos -
they can be skittish.