A muskrat is able to find food during the winter under a meter of ice, in ice-cold water and almost total darkness. In the winter muskrats build “push-ups” or miniature lodges by chewing holes through the ice up to 90 meters away from their lodge and covering the hole with a roof of mud and plant material. A line of pushups protects the muskrat from the cold and allows it to gather food over a wide area.
This post has been edited by NorthportTroller: Jan 19 2013, 10:25 PM
I got a feeling I'll be out there tonight to welcome the second cold front. Then that should do it for the week. It's only 32 right now. Forecast 29 at 11 PM, should be good to go. Winds should start to pickup around 9-10 pm into the teens. More bearable than last night, like 25 mph winds last night.