|Muskrat: Wascana Creek, Regina © SB|
One muskrat is cinnamon in tone, with the hint of a bandit mask beside the eyes. (Let's call her the female.) Her fur seems dry and fluffy as she floats along. Above the water, her tail... that thick bullwhip tail.
|Muskrat: Crossing the creek. © SB |
Captain and Tennille sang that, though my guess is most of us old enough to remember, remember only the odd title. Not the even odder words: Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam, Do the jitterbug in Muskrat Land...
Why the jitterbug? Why not the crawl? Or the sleek muskrat slide across the creek?
|Sticks and branches: The muskrat den? |
She is swimming in front. © SB
|The tail, the tail -- the muskrat's scaly tail. © SB |
|Meet the eyes of the wild things... |
They, too, have a place on this earth.
What are these? .A pair of muskrats in Wascana Creek.Location: Near Kiwanis Park, east of the Elphinstone Bridge (pix taken from north/east side of creek), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo dates: March 18, 2012.