Like most other larger aquatic
rodents the fur of the Muskrat is much sought after by hunters.
This is because their fur is very dense to keep them warm
in the cold water.
The Muskrat has the ability to spend up to 15 minutes at
a time under water which allows it to hunt for its food which
includes, fish, crayfish, snails and frogs. Furthermore, they
have a very large tail which also aids in their swimming.