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Ran Out of Floss

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 18 September 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I watched this little muskrat nibbling on some grasses. I looks like a toothpick in it's paws. This is another water mammal that interests me.

Friday today. Another week has flown by. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Remember to smile at someone today. A smile looks good on you.

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mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

Good morning Lee,
a sparrow muskus rat are a splendid animal, I find that he seems on a beaver in spite of its tail. He enjoys nibbling on the grass, this way relaxed.Treu the water on his coat you get a splendid structure of its fleece!! Super done!!
Enjoys the weekend!! Bye Mascha

18 Sep 2009 5:36am

eva from Rouen, France

So vivid ! so cute !

18 Sep 2009 6:24am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, lovely looking animal

18 Sep 2009 6:50am

J©NW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot Lee. Have a nice weekend too!

18 Sep 2009 7:11am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb shot Lee. Beautiful animal.

18 Sep 2009 7:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So sweet! :)

18 Sep 2009 7:44am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great subject
nicly done

18 Sep 2009 8:08am

Baby Sis from Canada

So cute, great shot. I would love to come visit...see what I can a hot air balloon???
Have a great weekend.

18 Sep 2009 8:33am

@Baby Sis: Hope you can. All I got is hot air. Not even a balloon to put it in.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

A wonderful shot,I like animals with sticks pictures(see a few of my old silly tuesday shots) This capture really shows once again that you know your stuff !!!

18 Sep 2009 8:35am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An excellentshot and very nice !

18 Sep 2009 10:02am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

GReat shot, never seen one of these animals, even along the Susquehanna where they were once a thriving group.

18 Sep 2009 10:19am

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee, a very cute capture. I love all the animals that can hold things in their paws. Have a great day, and my first smile of the day goes to you :)

18 Sep 2009 11:13am

philippe from dijon, France

Très belle image... tout bon pour moi, bravo, Philippe.

18 Sep 2009 11:38am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Super adorable!!!

18 Sep 2009 12:01pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Spike you look this atmosphere and colour blend, I'm smiling at you Lee :) Have a great weekend!

18 Sep 2009 12:37pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

what a wild thing!

18 Sep 2009 1:01pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Ah, look at his long fingers :))) This is awesome capture , Lee !

18 Sep 2009 1:23pm

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

AWWW...look at this. What a happy camper! This is an amazing image.

18 Sep 2009 1:57pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada long did it take you to get him to hold the toothpick??? You have the magic touch when it comes to animal pictures....Well done Lee! ;-)

18 Sep 2009 1:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well, he might be a muskrat, but I think he has moose in his hair. ;-))) It looks like the way some of the school kids around here wear their hair! Nice shot and cute critter.

18 Sep 2009 2:18pm

Nathan from Whitehorse, Canada

Another great shot for a Friday! It is kind of funny how it looks like he is using the "Toothpick" to clean his teeth. I love the webbed feet on the little critter. This particular muskrat looks to be very healthy which is great to see.

Awesome photo!

18 Sep 2009 2:21pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great portrait Lee. I think it's a cocktail stick, maybe he's about to party

18 Sep 2009 4:29pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I appreciate your sentiment about the smiles today. Good advice. Great shot of the creature cleaning his teeth and/or eating his vegetables. Enjoy your weekend.

18 Sep 2009 5:03pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

he's playing flute :-))

18 Sep 2009 8:01pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Lee,
I've seen muskrats observed even in different waters. This looks like a small muskrat spiny hedgehog. I think that she was wet from the water. I am very pleased that I could see this beautiful recording. Dear greetings Christel

18 Sep 2009 9:11pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Can't help but smile when gazing at this shot!!! Excellent detail on this little guy...i can see the water droplets on his fur......Another superb image from Mr Lucky!!! You have a great weekend also!!!

18 Sep 2009 10:01pm

BIG SiS and Brother - law from Petawawa, Canada

Hi Lee; Nicely done, how many times to you tell him to stay still with the tooth pick HA ! HA !

19 Sep 2009 1:02am

@BIG SiS and Brother - law: Thanks Mark. How did you know I needed to ask him to hold still.

Mary from PA, United States

Cute fellow you found here Lee!

19 Sep 2009 2:22am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

All wet and the details are awesome!'s still watching you!

19 Sep 2009 7:32am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Look at those wee fingers! Wonderful shot!

20 Sep 2009 7:24pm

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

These guys' insides aren't cute at all. I had to dissect one in high school for a Wildlife Management class.

20 Sep 2009 8:57pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot

21 Sep 2009 5:13am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great capture

22 Sep 2009 12:11am