Muskrat Love

Muskrat, Muskrat
Candlelight
Doin’ the town and doin’ it right
In the evening
It’s pretty pleasing

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Muskrat Suzie
Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug at a Muskrat Land
And they shimmy
Sam is so skinny

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And they whirl
And they twirl and they tango
Singing and jingling a jangle
Float like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love

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Nibbling on bacon
Chewing on cheese
Sam says to Suzie
Honey, would you please be my Mrs
Suzie says yes with her kisses

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Now, he’s tickling her fancy
Rubbing her toes
Muzzle to muzzle
Now anything goes as they wriggle
Sue starts to giggle

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And they whirled
And they twirled and they tango
Singing and jingling a jangle
Floating like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love

Β  –Β  written by Willis Alan Ramsey
–Β  peaking #4 on the Hot 100 Chart in 1976 by Captain & Tennille
Listen to the song here…..

(Photos taken across a canal at Blackwater NWR, Cambridge, MD
wish they were better quality and not cropped so heavily!)

 

37 thoughts on “Muskrat Love

  1. Muskrats are not always easy to find, so seeing the photos you captured of the muskrat tango is really fun, Donna. Liked the appropriately matched song by the Captain and Tennille, too. Fun post, and great find.

  2. I remember that song! Your photos are worth many more words than the lyrics. They are a hot couple if you ask me… Good work Donna! πŸ™‚

  3. Fantastic series!

    I saw one swimming really fast to reeds on Saturday morning, but I wasn’t fast enough to get a shot. I waited for a long time hoping it would come out and be seen again. Alas it did not. 😦 It was the first time I’d seen one in real life too.

  4. Priceless! I rarely if ever see one and you had two!! Beautiful photos, Donna. It is hard to think of muskrats without that song in mind. πŸ™‚

  5. What an amazing capture! Was this from your new location in Cambridge? We have had muskrats in our cove for as long as we have lived here (20 years), but I have never seen more than one at a time swimming – or skimming – along the surface from one end of the cove to the other. Sometimes I would wonder if we had a ‘polygamist’ going back and forth between two different homes!

    • I re-read and saw that this was a Blackwater. Even though cropped it is still a wonderful capture! And now like your other followers, I have that song in my head. Do you remember when they performed this song at the White House 0 can’t remember who was president – but the Washington Post made a big deal out of it.

      • I’m only 11 miles to Blackwater now. πŸ™‚ Yes, heavily cropped but I thought they were worth sharing. No I don’t, I’ll have to google!

  6. Marvelous! I’ve never seen a muskrat, much less a pair mating. Spring for sure is in the air… with any luck you’ll come upon the wee ones maybe?

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