Thursday, December 2, 2010

Love a Muskrat

Muskrats are plentiful in the wetlands and swamps that are part of the Kankakee River flood plain.

In early spring or late winter, on the first warmer days of the year, you might be able to spot a whole family basking in the warming rays of the sun on top of their lodges.

And contrary to the song Muskrat Love, if you come across a pair in the swamp on some summer evening, you are more likely to witness a fight. They will mutter to each other. They will box with their tiny paws. And the sorry loser will move off in the opposite direction muttering and chirping all the way.    

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