photo by: Ken Watson, 2001
|A common sight along the Rideau is a muskrat swimming near shore. Sometimes confused with the beaver, the muskrat is quite a bit smaller and has a round tail. Although, like the beaver, it builds lodges, it is not related, rather it is more analogous to a large amphibious field mouse.
The photo in the lower right is not the Loch Ness monster, but rather a common muskrat position, holding still in the water, tail raised.
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