Wild Ohio - Muskrat

April 7, 2014

Wild Ohio takes a look at the Muskrat

Muskrats have two coats of hair. The thick fur undercoat keeps the muskrats warm in winter, and the outer coat is made up of long, shiny waterproof hairs. The muskrat's fur is a dark brown that gets lighter around its throat. The tail is long, flattened, and nearly hairless, making it a perfect rudder for swimming.