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Newspaper: Muskrats, a mammal of the wetlands
Feb 18, 2023 07:05 ET

Muskrats and marsh habitats are commonly thought of as an ubiquitous thing — they just go together. Muskrats are large vegetarian rodents that dine on all kinds of plant materials, roots, tubers and are even willing to sneak into adjacent crop fields to pick at other food sources.

Wetlands are shallow water filled marshes, river backwater oxbows, ponds or lake edges where this primarily aquatic mammal finds all it needs for its life cycles. A common site in wetlands are little huts, actually an accumulation of plant materials and lots of mud, pushed up into an above water mound.

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