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  • Posted July 29, 2010 by Brenda Nelson Viewed 4225 times

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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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    • # Juan Regaldie

      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:

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    • # Tom

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

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    • # Threepeas

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

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    • # Beth

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

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    • # Larry Nelson

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

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    • # Becky

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

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    • # Imdanchan

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

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    • # Brian

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

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