Muskrats often build large houses out of vegetation in shallow water. The nest, or den, is reached by means of a tunnel that usually opens under water. Other times, they dig their homes into a stream or pond bank.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
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