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Thread subject: note for Marie
Name Date Message
Nancy L 03/27/05 12:44 am I've been away all day & just caught up on messages. First, I believe muskrats have "rat"-like tails, not flat. Secondly, as a native Long Islander (heritage here since the early 1600's,) I'm hoping I can get you to think "on L.I." as opposed to the incorrect, "in L.I." I shudder when I see that!! Don't worry, others have said it also.
Marie 03/27/05 02:02 am My appologies Nancy.......
From now on it is on Long Island.......( hopefully I will remember)
Having looked up some info on Muskrat this evening, you are totally correct in saying that this creature has a long thin tail ( rat like as written up in the literature) Even its name suggests RAT .
We don't generally see them here, or shall I say I don't generally see them in my travels. Hardly ever seen a Beaver either, but I do know they have a flat tail and do slap the water.
Nancy L 03/27/05 11:55 am Yes, I've read that of the beaver, never having seen one. However, I've seen a few muskrats - mostly swimming in a pond behind my son's house (about 2 miles from our Brokhaven cam) - but I've also seen them on land in a pond during drought, eating what was left of the vegetation there - on L.I.

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