Thursday, September 4, 2008

On the rare occasion that a muskrat embarks on the journey from riverbank to city street, it requires a nest in a shaded area into which it can retreat from urban dangers such as vehicles and barbers. This muskrat tends its nest on the shady side of Court Street, spotted despite its reticent nature and attempted camouflage. Dedicated hunters and casual observers alike know there is no mistaking the long, thick tail on that broad body. We were careful not to disturb it in capturing this photograph, as they are known to bite when cornered.