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muskrat

a rabbit-sized aquatic rat that lives in a burrow and lives on vegetable matter, has thick, shiny, brown and gray fur and gives off a musky odor. Called also Ondatra zibethica.
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Coyotes, fishers, beaver and muskrat flourish with impunity, and valuable fur-bearing resources are wasted.
Muskrats provided many dinners there, along with raccoon, squirrel, rabbit and deer.
In 2003, furtakers took about 105,000 raccoons (106,000 in 2002); muskrats, 71,500 (75,000); opossum, 34,000 (34,500); red fox, 31,500 (33,000); gray fox, 16,000 (18,500); mink, 6,500 (10,000); coyote, 11,500 (11,500); and skunks, 9,500 (7,000).
Newport's current production of about 33 mmcf/d of natural gas and 1,750 bbl/d of crude oil and natural gas liquids is expected to increase significantly during the fourth quarter of 1995 and the first half of 1996, as wells already drilled are brought on production at George/Dunvegan, Willesden Green and Muskrat.
Muskrat prices have been kept decent by particularly strong demands from Korea and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which uses muskrat in their hats.
Then he feeds muskrat potato peels or corn kernels, sometimes coffee beans when there's extra.
Vancouver, Canada, Jan 27, 2014 - (ABN Newswire) - Muskrat Minerals (CNSX:YYR) President Francis MacKenzie, former president and director, Grand River Ironsands from 2007- Present; an employee of public companies and operated several businesses; was a senior official in municipal and provincial governments; an officer and director of two publicly traded companies including P2P Health Systems Inc.
NYSE: PWR) today announced that Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, was selected to install transmission infrastructure in Labrador, Canada, for Nalcor Energy's Muskrat Falls Project.
The EPA reported that it found 14 oiled ducks, five turtles, six snakes and one muskrat alive and recovered for treatment.
He handed out dinner rolls with wild boar, muskrat and goose salad on the menu, The News Journal of Delaware reports.
A management plan was created for the land, which sits in the transition zone between aspen parkland and the boreal forest, in the mid-1990s, indicating that there is a "high habitat capability for wildlife" including black bear, beaver, coyote, mink, otter, muskrat and wolf and northern flying squirrel.
The most memorable battle in a long line of skirmishes occurred one dark morning when Kenny climbed down into his pit blind and saw, staring up at him from the spotless steel floor, a muskrat doing what muskrats do in duck blinds.