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The Muskrat spends most of its time in the water which means it is aquatic.


Latin Name: Ondatra zibethicus  
Distribution: North America  

Like most other larger aquatic rodents the fur of the Muskrat is much sought after by hunters. This is because their fur is very dense to keep them warm in the cold water.

The Muskrat has the ability to spend up to 15 minutes at a time under water which allows it to hunt for its food which includes, fish, crayfish, snails and frogs. Furthermore, they have a very large tail which also aids in their swimming.


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