Muskrats

Northern pike underwater, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

A Day in the Life

A day in the life of an underwater camera as a young northern pike, muskrat, and painted turtle cruise past in the lagoon’s murky depths.

Muskrat, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Muskrat Mountain

A muskrat, looking for all the world like a small mountain of fur, sits in the waters off of Doughnut Island.

Muskrat swimming with lunch, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Salad Bar

A muskrat swims by with lunch, after visiting the salad bar near the RCYC’s north island.


Muskrats, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Dynamic Duo

A lovely muskrat couple hoover back zebra mussels as fast as they can, on a “feeding platform” in Snug harbour. In the spring and fall (it’s usually frozen solid in the winter) when the waters clear (in summer the waters warm up and are full of algae and weeds), you can see mounds of zebra […]

Feeding muskrat, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Zebra Snack

A muskrat noisily chews through zebra mussels in Snug Harbour.

Swimming muskrat, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Of Green and Black

A muskrat reflects perfectly in the dark waters off of Snake Island.


Muskrat, Trout Pond, Toronto Islands

Muskrat Snack

A muskrat chows down on a tasty tuber in the Trout Pond.

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