Have you ever seen a muskrat? Well, they are incredibly cute as a baby and can get up to 24 inches long as an adult. They can also weigh up to 2.5 lbs.
Muskrats are not endangered in Canada, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about them! Muskrats live by water in marshy areas and can swim. It is really important to not destroy the habitat of the muskrat so they can breed and live a long, healthy life. If you ever see a muskrat it is best not to disturb it.
While my family and I were canoeing through the river at Bonnechere Provincial Park a little while back, a man (who was kayaking) told us that a muskrat had just swam right into his kayak. We decided to investigate so we slowly canoed up to the bank and we saw a baby muskrat. We spent 20 minutes there taking pictures of it and then we continued on. When we were heading back down the river we saw the muskrat yet again. We took even more pictures and then it swam away. It was so adorable! We even got a video of him munching on plants (see video below)
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P.S. You can go to www.earthrangers.com to learn more on habitats and the video can be found on youtube.