It is almost a talon but not quite. Here is another clue. Well it certainly isn’t a bird. The hands are much smaller than the feet. And very long nails on those claws. If this creature could talk he would reply “all the better to dig with my dear”.And there is this long rather rat-like tail. I imagine that this guy would bristle at this and mutter “my lovely tail is the most perfect rudder in the water..where’s you tail stupid”well that is if he can mutter through those buck teeth of his.
If you guessed muskrat after all these clues –you are right. Meet Jerry Muskrat. I met him the other morning.
Now before you think I am mean let me explain Jerry and his family have decided to build an underground condo under our seawall. He has undermined the whole structure and if he isn’t evicted he will destroy it. Now we have moved him to a much nicer area that is marshy and has lots of tasty plants for him to eat. And it is populated with lots of other muskrats friends. He will be much happier there.
The little kitten perhaps…..
tune in tomorrow to see what gets added next.