Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:
Undermining of pond / lake banks. Eating desirable water vegetation such as cattails.
Muskrats are great swimmers and can stay submerged for over 15 minutes. If their home is overpopulated, Muskrats will travel great distances for a new pond or lake.
Muskrats are sometimes called Marsh Rabbits, and are considered a delicacy in many parts of the United States.