Muskrat’s callisthenics


These images were taken during the same event as the previously posted muskrat’s kiss.

Midst its feeding, the muskrat climbed out and preened — almost as if it were doing callisthenics. 

The first step is to shake off the water.

Then there is the stretching.

A test of the jowls.

Some more stretches and scratches.

All exercise should involve some pain.

And back to tranquility.


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6 Responses to Muskrat’s callisthenics

  1. Barrie Woodhurst says:

    fabulous insights, beautiful photos!

  2. Might the last photo better be landscape to centralize the pagoda? Lovely sequence. This validates my years with downward dog.

  3. Christine Boyd says:

    What an interesting study!

  4. joanne groff says:

    Lovely : ).

  5. Alastair Urquhart says:

    It’s a shame that your subjects can’t see your wonderful pictures. Gorgeous study the last one.

    • Alistair says:

      Alastair, as far as I have been have been able to determine, the muskrat has rather poor eyesight (accounting for it ignoring the photographers during this event). If I were to show it the pictures, it would probably try to eat them.

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