Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:
Undermining of pond / lake banks.
Eating desirable water vegetation such as cattails.
Muskrats are great swimmers and can stay submerged for over 15
If their home is overpopulated, Muskrats will travel great
distances for a new pond or lake.
Muskrats are sometimes called Marsh Rabbits, and are considered
a delicacy in many parts of the United States.
Picture provide by the University of Michigan Museum Zoology