Spring Muskrat – 89/365

Again at the wetlands, the one creature who seemed quite content was this, which I presume to be a muskrat. You can just see one beady eye. We saw him as we were walking along the path and heard a noise in the water. It's amazing how well camouflaged he was, even against the blue water. If I hadn't been wearing my contact lenses I would not have been able to see him to focus the camera on him. So my perseverance in getting used to them has paid off already. You can see that the ice is still in the middle of the water and it's only at the edges where there is open water. It had frozen very hard this winter and looked like a big open snow covered field. It's lovely to see it begin to look like a wetland habitat again.

I'm not far off being caught up in my project, but will stop for today with apologies for flooding everyone with posting for the past couple of days. Hopefully I will have time to reply to all of the lovely comments that have been made.

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16 Responses

  1. +Susanne Stelle – yes, for sure.
    Thanks +Shelly Gunderson 

    That was a lovely comment +Cristy Sherman – thank you!

    +Ursula Klepper – I was not very far away, but far enough… I think they are bigger than ordinary rats. Thanks so much, Ursula!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks they are beavers at first…. until you see the tail, as you said. Thanks +Becky Humphreys – they can be very nasty, though, so it's best to keep a safe distance, for sure.

    Thank you +Sumit Sen 

    Thank you so much +Sara Hammond – I did get around to replying, though a month later! 🙂 That was a lovely thing to say.

    Thanks so much for your support and encouragement, +HQSP Winners – I very much appreciate it, +Terrie Gray 

    Merci beaucoup +Paul Paradis 

    It did, but slowly this year, +Heiko Mahr 

    Thanks +Tatyana Akindinova – I appreciate your comment. It is a lovely face, in its own way. 

  2. Congratulations! HQSP thinks your work is great and you have been included in the April +HQSPwinners group for this shot! 

    Well done! Please check out the other winning shots on +HQSP Winners and look out for our Winners circle released at the end of each month 🙂 
Regards +Terrie Gray

  3. Can I have your permission to show 2 friends of mine, because we were talking about muskrats today at lunch, and neither really knew what they looked like. This pic is perfect!

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