Monday 17 November 2014

Milly, Molly and Mick Rat; the videos

Muskrat on the pond from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Muskrat on the pond. I tiptoed down. Hid behind a tree. It was too small. I hid behind a group of trees! My arm fell asleep, and my feet were getting sore, but I didn't move!!! You can see him sit up on his hind legs, as he sniffed the air; listening, too, as a big truck went by and made him nervous.

Muskrat on & under ice from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The Muskrat went out on the ice! Milly, Molly and Mick Rat, of the Perth Pond Pilers!!!

He was in and out of the water, even took a sip of melted water. Mick sat there for a long time, fetching food, and coming back onto the ice to eat it. Mick went over to check out one of his structures from the outside.


Judy said...

Great videos!!! I have never tried to watch the muskrats in the river, mostly because I usually have the dogs with me. yesterday, the ice near shore was thick enough to hold Annie's weight.

Nancy J said...

What a laugh, as he swims under the ice, great video, and was he washing his face??? Very busy boy, was that his breakfast? Keep warm outside. hope you had thermal gloves too. Jean.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, 2+ minutes is a long time to hold still. No wonder your arm went to sleep, but you got some great video footage of the muskrat.
Had to laugh about Yam naming your muskrats. What fun!
Luv, K

William Kendall said...

Quite an industrious critter!