Updated: May 1, 2018
Recent rains are causing flooding concerns, but one species seems to be thriving. From the bridge at Jack Layton Park, a pair of muskrats can be seen foraging in the waters of the Viviry Creek. Muskrats are primarily vegetarians, and the higher water levels give them safe access to food.
Sometimes mistaken for beavers, muskrats are smaller, more buoyant and have long slender tails. They are surprisingly quick and agile in the water. I hope to share more images soon!