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Small Game of America:  Old Man Muskrat

Old Man Muskrat

North America’s most widespread Mammal is a tenacious, aquatic Rodent — always swimming, digging, or eating in a rich wetland home. It flourishes despite the pressures of civilization and the ever-present trappers who desire its thick, glossy pelt. Watching a Muskrat bite a Moose on the nose and fight with neighbors, we see why it’s been likened to a grouchy old man.