|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]|
|The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a rodent of the family of muridés|
from 30 to 40 cm length and which can reach 2 kg. It has a large head
with powerful incisors, strong posterior legs and a long compressed
almost naked tail laterally.
It is an amphibious animal which lives near stagnant waters or
current; it digs burrows emerging normally under water, or built
"huts" - vegetable remains ammoncellements in the roselières. Its
diet is primarily composed of plants which it supplements by some aquatic animals.
Originating in North America it was introduced in Europe at the
beginning of the XXe century. It is now common and causes sometimes
damage with the dams and the banks which it saps with its burrows
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