Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Ford House Muskrat


This muskrat was fairly tame and happily foraging for food along the shores of Lake St. Clair on the Ford House grounds.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Poor little thing. These little animals suffer in the winter.

Happy New Year, Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They do suffer in winter, but this fellow was doing fairly well at the moment. His nervous look was mainly because I'd gotten so close for the picture. Once I backed off he was happily eating.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

It is a lovely photo, very national geographic. Also my thanks to you for reading my story and offering your input. I'm grateful for your advice.
Warm regards,
Simone

Wolynski said...

Too cute - all that fur keeping her warm - lovely.

Stine in Ontario said...

Tee hee. It may be tame but it's also keeping its eyes on you! :)

VP said...

Love this picture, he's so cute! I hope he can find something to eat...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much everyone! THE MUSKRAT WAS FINDING LOTS TO EAT THAT DAY, BUT IT THE SNOW GETS VERY DEEP OR ICED OVER . . . (oops, caps unintentional)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I enjoyed the story, Simone.

(I'm a writer too).