Med. Weter. 74 (10), cover III, 2018

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ANDRZEJ GUGOŁEK, DOROTA KOWALSKA
Muskrat
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent which belongs to the Cricetidae family. This species is native to North America. Nowadays muskrats due to introduction also inhabit Asia and Europe. In Poland, muskrats are counted to small game. They were also bred on fur farms, mainly in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and Poland.
Key words: muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus, Cricetidae family