Muskrats are unique, semi-aquatic rodents named for the musky smell and rat-like appearance. They’re known mostly for their destructive burrowing in ponds, streams and dams, but there’s more than this to these large wetland-dwelling mammals. Muskrats can swim at the speed of 3 miles per hour, using their paddle like feet and vertically flattened hairless tail. They can dive 15 to 20 minutes without returning to the surface to breathe. Muskrats use their sharp claws to dig burrows on the riverbanks. They build lodges surrounded by water using different plant materials. Muskrats also form floating platforms that are used for feeding. That’s pretty impressive for a small musky rodent. ApproximatelyHeight: 2.25 inchesLength: 1.5 inchesWidth: 1.75 inches Ethical sourcing is our number one priority. All of our taxidermy, skulls, bones, sealife and other natural science specimens have met our rigorous standards. See our “about us” section for more information or contact us with specific question. All skulls vary in slightly size and shape. You will receive a high quality specimen of the selected item but not the exact one pictured.