Muskrats are large rodents that always live near water. They have thick brown fur and a long, furless, scaly tail. They can grow up to two feet long (with tail). Their rear feet are webbed for swimming, and their eyes and ears are very small.
Muskrats live in marshes, or alongside ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams.
They are really small critters but did a close up was amazed at his claws. The large lake has broken up after the long winter days.
Kenora, Ontario, Canada