Goin’ Green

 Over the past week, the muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) have been very busy getting their nests ready … seems love is in the air everywhere right now! As I sat in the kayak, I watched at least 2 different muskrats as they would surface near the bank, then swim by me as they go all the way across the cove and disappear around a diked area to another pool. Usually, within 10 minutes or so, they would reappear with nesting materials. Here are a few images I captured of their activity:

 

Muskrat with nesting material

 

Muskrat with nesting material

 

Muskrat with nesting material

 

That was fun to watch, but the next little guy coming through about cracked me up. Looks like he is carrying a flag!

 

Muskrat with nesting material

 

Muskrat with nesting material

 

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