Sep 212013
 

Penguin here.

I realized today that we had only posted one picture of muskrats in the past. I also realized that I wasn’t quite sure what kind of animal a muskrat is. With that in mind, I did a bit of research on my end, and found that these North American rodents are actually semi-aquatic. They can be found in other parts of the world, but are native to North America. A full-grown muskrat can reach anywhere from 40-70 cm in length (including its tail) and can weigh from 0.6-2 kg. You can learn about all this and more from Wikipedia’s Muskrat article.

Now, here is a picture of a muskrat eating:

Muskrat Eating

Muskrat Eating

Found here: Ondatra zibethicus

Sep 112012
 

Penguin here.

According to Wikipedia’s muskrat article, muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents that can swim underwater for 12-17 minutes, have two layers of thick fur, and a tail covered in scales.

I love how these little muskrats are sleeping. It reminds me of how puppies like to sleep in a group on top of each other. Meanwhile, I have trouble sleeping on my own arm (it always goes numb when that happens). I don’t know how animals find sleeping huddled up in a ball together to be comfortable, but it certainly is adorable!

Sleeping Baby Muskrats

Sleeping Baby Muskrats

Found here: Likeness of Something: Original Photos