As the fall air turns cold and skeins of geese fill the air, I enjoy wandering around in the marsh with my camera with the hope of capturing a glimpse into the lives of our wild neighbours. On a particularly clear day I observed this muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) taking a break on a floating raft of rushes. Now as I look out at the same marsh, completely covered in ice and snow, I can’t help but wonder if my friend is still out there, busily gathering food in the still waters under the ice. Perhaps we will meet again this spring.
Photo captured by Nikon D300 – Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5 – 5.6G ED
Good article: Muskrats – Scott Shalaway 1990