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  • 1. By:Raelyn S
  • 2.
    • Muskrats are rodents with brown fur and a long tail. Muskrats have sharp claws on there front feet. Muskrats have webbed back feet to help them swim.
  • 3.
    • Muskrats live in wetlands in North America. Some muskrats build Dens others build Lodges . They sleep in there Dens or Lodges in the day.
  • 4.
    • Muskrats eat cattail, bulrushes, and the root of water plants. They sometimes eat clams, crayfish, and snails. They are prey of minks, raccoons, coyotes, owls, hawks, and alligators.
  • 5.
    • Muskrats mate in the warm months. It takes 30 days for a female muskrat to give birth it is usually is 5 to 6 kits per litter. Kits usually only stay with their mom for 1 month.
  • 6.
    • Rumor has it muskrats are said to be very tasty. There dens usually have underground tunnels. Muskrats float on rafts when they eat.
  • 7.
    • Mate-a male and female get together and produce young
    • Rodent-an animal with sharp, large, front teeth
    • Kit-a young muskrat