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cool muskrat pics

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Snuck up on this guy, got a buncha pics. Didn't seem to mind that I was less than 5 feet away - it was really neat

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Nice pictures, its great when you can find animals so cooperative.

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Cool pics! The last one looks like he wasn't too impressed with you!

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