Animals Wildlife Photo: Muskrat Caught in the Act By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Tony LePrieur / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day comes from Calgary, Canada. We love all animals here at TreeHugger, even ones that some may find pesky and are named for musky rats. Aside from that, muskrats have some wonderful qualities – they are monogamous and stay with the same mate for life, they also play an important role in their ecosystem. Plus, those little feet-hands! Thank you to Tony LePrieur for this especially well-done portrait, taken in Weaselhead Park, Calgary AB. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.