Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Muskrat Lodge

Muskrat lodges are uncommon in my area; this is the first one I have ever encountered locally. The muskrat populations here normally utilize stream bank holes so I was pleasantly surprised when I located this lodge during a recent outing.

The muskrats utilized an overturned stump to firmly anchor their structure, the roots of which can be seen protruding from the lodge.

This scene was photographed from a few inches above water level under a heavy cloud cover with light rain falling. The moisture helped to saturate the colors present in the scene as well as did the circular polarizer used to minimize the glare on the water.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Impressive, I had never seen one, and I had hard time to believe it was so big!