Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:

Undermining of pond / lake banks. Eating desirable water vegetation such as cattails.

Quick Facts:

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.