Muskrats are small-medium sized aquatic rodents. Muskrats can be confused with Nutria to the untrained eye. Muskrats are much smaller reaching 2-4 lbs and have a vertically flattened tail. Muskrats eat all types of aquatic vegetation and have burrows under the water’s surface of the banks.
Muskrats may cause issues with burrowing into dikes, dams or other water retention embankments causing instability. Muskrats may also raid agricultural crops when nearby.