What does a muskrat look like?


Muskrat is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent that belongs to the genus Ondatra and tribe Ondatrini. It looks similar to beavers but it has a slender hairless tail. It closely resembles a gopher.
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Genus: Ondatra
Species: Ondatra zibethicus
Muskrats have large, robust bodies, with a total body length of twelve and a half inches. The tail is flat and scaly and is nine and a half inches in length. Muskrats have dense fur that traps air underneath for insulation and... More »
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A muskrat looks like the combination of a medium-sized rat and a beaver. It has small feet and short front legs. Muskrats have two coats of fur and are nocturnal. They love to swim, so don't be surprised if you happen to see one in the water during the evening hours. You can find more information here: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/muskrat/tabid/6696/Default.aspx
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