28/05/12 09:13 PM
Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) are pretty common in the Northeastern United States. They're not really 'rats', as they're not a part of the genus rattus. Weighing from 1.5-4 pounds, they spend a majority of their time in the water and are omnivorous.
Thanks to my wife Natasa for supplying this great picture for the blog!