Monday, April 11, 2016

wild things

The last 15 years of my life I have seen more wildlife than any of previous years. Coyotes, foxes, possums, raccoons, deer, rabbits, beavers, owls, herons, osprey, snakes, field rats, and now....a muskrat.


Bobby saw it in the yard and we weren't exactly positive what it was. Neither of us had seen one before. So we googled it, and sure enough, it was a muskrat. Think beaver, but with a snake-like tail and much smaller front teeth. And of course, they're much smaller than beavers. There's a stray dog that has been coming and going at our place for a few months now. We think he may have been the one to discover it and place it outside our dog's fence line. We've not seen any more since then, but it was an interesting discovery, to say the least. So if you've ever wondered what a muskrat looks like, now you know.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

yuck, yuck and yuck!