Fauna of Saskatchewan 11

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Muskrat

Ondatra Zibethicus

Location: Wascana Marsh

Interesting facts:

– Muskrats have the ability to swim fowards and backwards.

– They are able to breathe for up to fifteen minutes underwater.

– Muskrats have long claws used to dig burrows into the banks of lakes and rivers.

– They feed mostly on plants, but will eat fish, frogs, and small turtles.

– Muskrats are capable of gnawing and chewing underwater.

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~ by emanate80 on March 20, 2013.

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