Muskrats

Muskrats are a semi-aquatic mammal. While native to North America, muskrats have been introduced to parts of Europe, Asia and South America. Muskrats are at home in wetlands habitats where they build lodges. Questions about muskrats can be found here.

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Muskrats

Who is muskrat's cousin?

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Muskrats

What is a female muskrat called?

There is no specific term for a female muskrat.

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Muskrats

Can a muskrat spray?

No it doesn't.

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Science
Muskrats

Is a muskrat a consumer decomposer or a producer?

consumer

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Muskrats

How do you keep muskrats from chewing through a pond liner?

trap them,,, consult your local FSA office for your local federal trapper.

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What types of plants do muskrats eat?

they eat shagbark hickorynuts

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Periods while Pregnant
Salary and Pay Rates
Muskrats

What wage did the dunlop makers get in the early days?

9 pounds and 30 shillings

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Apartments and Home Rentals
Texas
El Paso
Muskrats

What is a decent cheap places to live in El Paso Texas?

look at rent.com or realtor.com for rental properties listed

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Beavers
The Difference Between
Muskrats

What is the difference between a beaver and a muskrat?

Both live near and in water however a beaver is much larger than a muskrat. An adult beaver typically weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. An adult muskrat typically weighs only 2 to 5 pounds. While a beaver has a broad flat tail a muskrat has a thinner more ratlike tail. The muskrat tail actually has some flatness, but vertical like a boat rudder. Muskrats do not cut down trees. Muskrats and beaver are the only mammals that build their home in the water, but the muskrat lodge is smaller. They often dig dens into the bank; again the muskrat opening is smaller. Muskrats do not store food for the winter as beaver do and a harsh winter can greatly decrease a muskrat population. Muskrats are more prolific breeders capable of multiple litters in one season whereas beavers have one litter annually.

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Raccoons
Muskrats

Can a raccoon eat a muskrat?

A raccoon could probably overpower a muskrats they are considerably smaller that a raccoon.

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Cleaning
Cooking Techniques
Muskrats

How do you clean a muskrat?

I like to scrub mine with a little jojoba shampoo in the shower. Sure, it costs a little more, but my Muskie is worth it! :) Muskrat can be cleaned like almost any animal just be careful to not to puncture the viscera as you remove it. It's not actually rat, so just treat it like a big squirrel or rabbit. Muskrat Nutrition Facts Serving Size 3 oz. (85g) ---- Amount per serving---- Calories 199 Calories From Fat 90 ---- % Daily Value Total Fat 10g 13% Cholesterol 103mg 34% Sodium 81mg 16% Total Carbohydrate0g 0% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Protein 26g 51% ---- Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 10% Calcium 4% • Iron 40% Thiamin 6% • Riboflavin 47% Niacin 41% ---- * Percent Daily Values are based on

a 2,000 calorie diet

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Muskrats

What are adaptations of the muskrat?

Muskrat Adaptations: The exceptionally long tail of this animal has vertical scales all over it. This unusual adaptation helps the muskrat to swim, and hence makes it one of the few semi-aquatic rodents in the world. When muskrats walk on the land, their tail rubs on the ground and makes obvious marks on it. These muskrat tracks make the task of tracking these rodents easier for wildlife enthusiasts and hunters. Even their fur has two layers, which helps them to adapt to the cold water in which they swim.

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Baking
Muskrats

Are muskrats edible?

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Herbivores
Muskrats

Is a muskrat a herbivore carnivore or omnivore?

About ninety-five percent of its diet is plant material, which would mean it's a herbivore. However, it also supplements it's diet with fresh-water mussels, frogs, crayfish, fish and small turtles.

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Rabies
Muskrats

Do muskrats have rabies?

Rabies is a virus, so almost any mammal can technically have and/or carry rabies (with the exception of certain species such as opossums, which have too low a body temperature to harbour the virus).

Muskrats are no exception but, as a general rule, smaller rodents tend not to carry the virus. According to the weblink below, "In North America rabies occurs primarily in skunks, raccoons, foxes and bats. In some areas these wild animals infect domestic cats, dogs, and livestock."

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Muskrats

What does a muskrat sound like?

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Moles (animal)
Gophers and Groundhogs
The Difference Between
Muskrats

What is the difference between a groundhog and a muskrat?

They both look about the same but a groundhog is bigger. Muskrats live in Marshes and along ditches/creeks and love water. They eat cat tails roots. Groundhogs live in open fields along the edges of woods.

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Muskrats

Do marsh wren eat muskrats?

No, they don't. They mainly eat insects, also spiders and snails.

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Muskrats

What eats a muskrat?

Muskrat is a popular dish at wild game banquets where the tasty critter is found in North America - so people are on the list of Muskrat eaters. It is cooked like rabbit or in stews.

In addition the normal predators - foxes, cougars, owls, hawks, river otters, dogs, pike, muskies, snapping turtles, snakes, martins, bob cats, feral cats - will welcome an appropriately sized muskrat into their diet.

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Muskrats

Do muskrats live in Pennsylvania?

Yes they do.

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Muskrats

What are the enemies of muskrats?

Wolves, foxes, coyotes, the Golden Jackal, lynxes, bears, minks, owls, eagles, hawks, alligators, and snakes all eat muskrats.

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Muskrats

Do muskrats mate for life?

no

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Rodents
Muskrats

What does a muskrat eat?

Muskrats eat what plants are available in their habitat, including cattail roots, lily roots and stems. When plants aren't available they will eat whatever is available, whether it be fish or small animals.

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Mammals
Rodents
Muskrats

Do muskrat attack humans?

Yes muskrats can attack humans. For example, today I was walking with a friend, and saw what looked like a little beaver, lo and behold, it was a muskrat. So I jumped down in the gardened area it was in, to get a little closer. The next thing I knew, it was charging at me, and proceeded to jump at my legs- if it wasn't for my quick reflexes, I could have lost a limb- or worse, ripped my jeans! :S

For the furtherance of your muskrat knowledge- they can, and do attack.

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Rodents
Semi-Aquatic Mammals
Muskrats

Would the muskrat would be affected if disease kills the white oak?

they will be affected by the way that they will have to get food from other thinks or animals, so that will be hard to them because get food from the white oak tree is easier than get food from others think or animals that they doesn't know.

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