Photo: Muskrat Caught in the Act

A muskrat eating in shallow water

Tony LePrieur / Flickr

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 with "photo of the day" in the subject line.