This Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus,
came up the path at the Meadows in Cape May, New Jersey.
He kept approaching until he stopped a few feet in front of me
and took the pose in this photo. He
seemed to say, “What are you doing in my path.”
He then strolled away into the water. The Muskrat is common
across most of Canada and the US and is found in much of Europe and Asia
following human introduction.