Posted on: Monday, August 5, 2013

Hi, I'm a Muskrat. I'm a fairly large rodent and I love to live in and around water. My large hind feet help me swim, they act just like paddles! My fur is waterproof and I can find food during the winter deep under ice and snow, in ice-cold water and almost total darkness! My favourite food is cattails, but I'll also eat other plants like bulrushes, horsetails, or pondweeds. My most awesome feature is that my front teeth (just like my cousin's Beaver's) are especially modified for underwater chewing - this helps me to chew on stems and roots underwater with my mouth closed! How cool is that?!

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