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Muskrats remain active during the winter

Photo of a muskrat in water

It may look like a whole colony of muskrats has overtaken a wetland in the winter. Mounds of plants are pushed up all around, but most likely it’s not as many muskrats as it appears. Muskrats do not hibernate during winter, and they also don’t store food in their lodges like beavers do. That means…

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Muskrats are agile swimmers

Photo of a muskrat in the water

Looking at a wetland in the Iowa Great Lakes, you might see ripples coming from a moving little dot. Muskrats are adorable creatures that can glide through the water because of their dense fur that traps air for insulation and buoyancy, and they are very active this time of year. Let’s take a look at…

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