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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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A large semi-aquatic rodent native to North America, the muskrat has a pelt perfectly designed for Canada's bitter winters, when the temperature can fall to -40 degrees.
The availability of sufficient winter habitat is likely a fundamentally limiting factor for northern muskrat populations (Stevens, 1955), and adequate lake depth and macrophyte productivity may be important determinants of muskrat winter lake occupancy.
Once Tut returns to her hitching post and morning's heat comes flooding back in through the window, his barnacles close one by one and he knows he will live out his days in the bowl-shaped valley in the cabin with Tut and muskrat and his growing collection of alien stars.
The long-term risks associated with the site on the local Muskrat population were of concern because the species plays an important role in the local traditional culture and economy.
Gilbert Bennett, vice president, Lower Churchill Project for Nalcor Energy said, 'Valard has a proven track record of delivering large transmission projects in Canada and we are confident in their capability to complete this critical component of the Muskrat Falls Project.
To determine the isotopic concentration of potential muskrat foods, we gathered aquatic and terrestrial plant species from various locales along the Green River near muskrat feeding sites or bank dens.
Having never been in a pit with a flaming muskrat before, he had no idea what to do next After several more laps around the pit, the rat bounded off the bench, did a bank shot off Kenny's chest, cleared the pit wall and leapt sizzling into the water.
The participating artists including Hajra Mansoor, Anjum Ayub, Humaira Malik, Nigar Nazar, Meher Afroz, Mobina Zuberi, Muskrat Mirza, Rabia Zuberi, Saleema Hashmi, Naheeda Raza and others brought their work in various mediums featuring women issues, challenges faced by them, their achievements and different positions in a society.
True to his double-talking ways, off-camera Grylls is a practicing vegan, when he's not eating a steak wrapped in a muskrat hide on camera during Sweeps Week, that is.
The target of muskrat population management is to keep muskrat damage and required repair below a publicly acceptable level.
Errington (an environmental visionary who counted Aldo Leopold as a close friend) spent his career redefining our understanding of vertebrate population dynamics, especially as related to muskrat predation in Iowa's glacial marshes.