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Muskrat

muskrat

1. (Science: zoology) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (fibre zibethicus). It resembles a rat in colour and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odour of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra.

2. (Science: zoology) The musk shrew.

3. (Science: zoology) The desman.


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Animal I don't recognize

muskrat would be my guess. Might also be a young beaver or a mink. Dont really know what lives there but that would be my guess's

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by sporkius
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:02 pm
 
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Animal I don't recognize

... in the creek and had no idea it was. It was to small for a beaver and had a tail that resembled a rat. My best guess is that it might be a muskrat....the environment of the creek is muddy and dirty and I live in Indiana...any ideas? Kigh

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by kigh
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:06 pm
 
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