- Coulter, Malcolm Wilford
University of Maine Graduate School
A field study was made of the movements and seasonal habitat preferences of muskrats on a small marsh in Maine. The habitat was classified according to plant types and available water and marsh area. The amount of wandering that muskrats exhibited was computed by measuring the distance that targeted individuals traveled between known trap stations. Seasonal habitat preferences were determined by checking the location of animals on the study area every two weeks throughout the year. These data were recorded in relation to the habitat types.