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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beaver & Muskrat Sharing The Creek

Not long after I arrived at the stream this morning I spotted air bubbles indicating that a beaver was swimming beneath the surface.  An adult and a young one surfaced together...


The adult didn't hang around very long...



But the young one wanted a snack of fresh twigs before leaving...






Soon after the smaller beaver disappeared a muskrat swam up to the same log the beavers were near and posed for a few photos...





Muskrats are similar in appearance to beavers.  They are medium sized rodents with brown, waterproof fur.  Like beavers, their hind feet are large and webbed and well adapted for swimming.  Unlike beavers they have long round tails that are covered with scales and used as a rudder...

 


 
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