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Siŋkpé (sink-PEH)

Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

Muskrats are one of the more common aquatic mammals you can see at any point of the day. Muskrats can be spotted in most ponds or lakes and often you will see more than one sharing the same pond. They are mistaken for baby beavers, but the muskrats long thin tail stand out and the size is noticeably different. Muskrat lodges are also smaller than beaver lodges. 

Color: Dark Brown

Height: 12 inches

Weight: 4 pounds

Lifespan: 3-10 years in wild 

Speed: 3 MPH

Muskrat: Welcome
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