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The traps the city will likely use kill muskrats by trapping them underwater.
And there is abundant wildlife: mink, weasels, muskrat, beaver, porcupine, coyote, and plentiful birds.
The officer could not get the animal out, so following the advice of the DuPage County animal control department, the officer put a board in the well, hoping the muskrat will climb out.
Unlike native Louisiana muskrat, which chomp the leaves of plants, nutria go straight for the roots.
Biologists say more naturally fluctuating water levels will help restore 64,000 acres of wetlands that are home to muskrats, spawning grounds for fish and natural buffers for storm surges.
Mink, beavers and muskrats share the same habitat as otters and, sometimes when seen swimming, are confused with otters.
Viewers can spot swans, herons, egrets, sandhill cranes, muskrats, mink, deer, bald eagles, osprey and more.
Moose, black bear, eagles, muskrats and salmon are also present from time to time.
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