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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What is a female muskrat called?

There is no specific term for a female muskrat.

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

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

Can a raccoon eat a muskrat?

yes though they both good fighters the raccoon would come on top.

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

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.

Do muskrats lay eggs?

Yes indeed muskrats do lay eggs

Are muskrats edible?

Everything is edible its just a matter of you dying when you eat it.

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.

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.

Do marsh wren eat muskrats?

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

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.

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.

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.

What are the enemies of muskrats?

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

Where do muskrat live?

They live near ponds, lakes, and streams.