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Musky's Snack Time

Musky's Snack Time
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 13:07
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Points: 2
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I've given my muskrat a name now; Musky somehow seems fitting. What I love about this photo is that we can see how tiny his webbed toes are. Also, you'll notice that the ice is very thin. Curious as to how much they weighed, I tried to find out, but the closest I came was to their length which is about 23 inches.

Musky is several hundred yards out - he ducked under the water when he spotted me and came up in a different place. I was on my belly for this shot so the ice, water, and Musky came in. He is eating some sort of water vegetation, but as to what, I was too far away to make it out.

As this fellow ate, I was reminded of my own lunch stolen by the gull hours earlier, and as hungry as I was, even Musky's lunch couldn't tempt me.

Some people may think these animals aren't worth much, but they help clean up the under water environment and that's vital because not only does it help the eco-stystem, but he'll do it for free using natural resources - his own tummy!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-28 14:55]

Hi kathy. A good shot of the wet looking Muskrat. You have captured a nice refection in the water . your picture has good detail and colour in the wet fur. a nice pose with the animal eating its food. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

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