Woodchuck/Muskrat? Drawing Progress

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Woodchuck/Muskrat? Drawing Progress
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i've seen woodchucks & rockchucks, but never a swampchuck.
 

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I'm sure it's a groundhog/marmot of some subspecies, and the little guy or gal just crawled out on a limb for some juicy forage. They're very good climbers* and probably just wanted a change from the grass on dry land.

*Here's one my Jack Russell, Bentley, treed years ago.
 

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A likely candidate for my Conibear 10 or 12...........very UNDERMINING nuicense critters, they don't stand a chance with 4-7 Jack's in the dirt
 

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In the swamp in the back of my home town I trapped Muskrats in the 1950's the pelts sold for $3.50 each also hunted ducks those were fun times. J.J.
 

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Yes I think you're possibly right. I have seen muskrat on the C & O Canal but hard to tell the part that might have the rat like tail is hidden!
 

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See the tail is very distinct and looks like a long rats tail hence the name Muskrat! Mine does not appear to have that kind of tail!
 

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Here's a pick of the woodchucks tail from the internet looks a lot like my pic.
 

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it's interesting that the mushrat and cappibarra are close to the same family as evident by the side shot of the road crosser and being in the RAT family too
 

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Turns out what appears to be a tail in the photograph probably is the animals other arm. My friend believes this might be a beaver. Without the tail it may be hard to confirm! It may be a beaver? I don't think it's a beaver the head is shaped differently and I think the fur is a darker brown. And beavers are generally larger!
 
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