Muskrats
Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:
Undermining of pond / lake banks.
Eating desirable water vegetation such as cattails.

Quick Facts:
Muskrats are great swimmers and can stay submerged for over 15 minutes.
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