Muskrat – 6/8/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/8/13
Observation Time: 6:08 p.m.
Observation Location: Beaver Brook near tennis courts
Common Name: Muskrat
Scientific Name: Ondatra zibethicus
Comments: Muskrats are fairly common near water in Sharon. They are native to North America, and related to voles and lemmings, but they are in a different genus from true rats.
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