"MUSKRAT LOVE"

by Brenda Nelson July. 29, 2010 4450 views

I was behind the house yesterday at the pond to take a water reflection shot and these little muskrats were right beside me! They did see me until I moved to get another angle. We see them swimming in the water but have never seen them on the land. Reminded me of an old ‘80’s song:
Captain & Tennille's “Muskrat Love” [bing.com]

"Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land

Floatin' like the heavens above,
Looks like Muskrat Love"

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Ole Kristian Valle 7 years, 2 months ago

They're cute!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lucinda 7 years, 2 months ago

Great captures!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 2 months ago

Very cute! :-)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Joe 7 years, 2 months ago

Cute

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Art Bee 7 years, 2 months ago

Love the shot and love the song!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 7 years, 2 months ago

Interesting shots

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Francesc 7 years, 2 months ago

Great capture!!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 2 months ago

So cute!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brittany Gale 7 years, 2 months ago

Soo adorable. Great post. First time i've seen a muskrat :)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 2 months ago

Great shots!!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Juan Regaldie 7 years, 2 months ago

I thought that this song had been made by America but after some investigation in Wikipedia i found this:

"Muskrat Candlelight" (subsequently covered as "Muskrat Love") is a 1972 song by Willis Alan Ramsey

Covers under the alternative title include:
* 1973 – America on the album Hat Trick
* 1976 – Captain & Tennille on the album Song of Joy

Anyhow, I was only aware of the America version and I used to sing it and many other America's songs on stage with a friend of mine, but that was eons ago, here's the version by America:
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNPL6g18MY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNPL6g18MY[/url]

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 2 months ago

Hehe, makes me smile....love the shots and perfect song to go with!!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 2 months ago

waw!
i've never heard either about muskrats!
Love it!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful captures, kinda look like the Nutria's I have around here

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 7 years, 2 months ago

That was great!! The shots and the song !! cd

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 2 months ago

EXCELLENT!!! Love the song and love the images :))

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Threepeas 7 years, 2 months ago

We just saw muskrats in Klamath Falls but couldn't get close enough for good photos....nice set! They're sort of cute!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Beth 7 years, 2 months ago

I think Susie is sneering so Sam must have made her mad about something! very cute capture :)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 2 months ago

I don't know these animals, thanks for showing them, Brenda!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 2 months ago

Be careful in the high grass near the pond - no telling what you might find there!
Cute captures!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 7 years, 2 months ago

Enjoyed! : ) I definitely remember the song but never exactly knew what a muskrat looked like until now!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Imdanchan 7 years, 2 months ago

interesting how they pair up and look different way. perhaps the natural defense system... good capture.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 2 months ago

Captain & Tennille! But they must be having a little fight, they won't even look at each other:)

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