What Is an Omnivore That Lives in a Pond?


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The muskrat is a pond-living omnivore that is found throughout North America. Muskrats are known to eat both plants and other animals such as roots, cattails, water lilies, snails and small fish.

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Muskrats are large rodents that can grow up to two feet in length, and they're covered with thick brown fur. Muskrats also have a waterproof layer of guard fur, a long flat tail up to 12 inches in length and big webbed rear feet that are well adapted for aquatic living. Muskrats prefer to live in still or slow-moving water that is several feet deep where they can swim around easily to forage for food.

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