Muskrat – 6/8/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/8/13

Observation Time: 6:08 p.m.

Observation Location: Beaver Brook near tennis courts

Common Name: Muskrat

Scientific Name: Ondatra zibethicus

Comments: Muskrats are fairly common near water in Sharon. They are native to North America, and related to voles and lemmings, but they are in a different genus from true rats.

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