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Muskrat Susie or Muskrat Sam? by Shelley Neff

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8/6/10 ~ Top Ten in the Welcome PA Challenge Summer fun in PA

Take your pick! Either way, this young muskrat was spotted munching down ‘greens’ one late summer evening (7/24/09) in the canal on the Towpath Trail at Wildwood Lake in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Muskrats are a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America that are commonly found in wetlands, areas in or near salt and fresh-water marshlands, rivers, lakes or ponds. They are most active at night or near dawn and dusk and they feed mainly on aquatic vegetation such as cattails.

This image is also available at Shelley Neff at Fine Art America in a wide variety of framing and matting options.

Sony DSC-H7
1/60 sec
ISO 400
78 mm
Flash did not fire


brown, duckweed, green, harrisburg, lake, muskrat, pennsylvania, rodent, wildwood, sneffy


  • SamTheCowdog
    SamTheCowdogabout 4 years ago

    Very nice! Don’t see too many captures of these guys! :)

  • Thank you!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 4 years ago

    Great shot of this cute critter!

  • Thank you, Stephen!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 4 years ago

    Awwwwww….. I think it’s Susie!!!! She’s sweet and would look great in the Welcome PA group!!!

  • Thanks, Lori – she’s been added to the Welcome PA group!!!!

    – Shelley Neff

  • firehorsecri
    firehorsecriabout 4 years ago

    Very nice and cutie. LIke it.

  • Thank you, Cristina!

    – Shelley Neff

  • LukeEverett
    LukeEverettabout 4 years ago

    Very cute :-) Nice capture!

  • Thanks, Luke!

    – Shelley Neff

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Susie is very cute, and looks like she finished the greens back behind her!! Busy little gal!

  • LOL…yes, she was a very hungry little girl!!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jabout 4 years ago

    What a little cutie

  • MistyDawnSeidel
    MistyDawnSeidelabout 4 years ago

    Great capture! Love it!

  • Thank you!

    – Shelley Neff

  • vigor
    vigorabout 4 years ago

    What a great capture, he’s so cute!

  • Thank you!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and find!

  • Thank you, Monte!

    – Shelley Neff

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