A Little Critter Hanging Out at MMS

I love living and working in Northern Utah. Every day can be a visual treat just during the time spent traveling to and from work. The other day was no exception and I didn’t even have to leave work to fill my cute critter quota of the day. (Whew! That’s a mouthful.)

As we were leaving after work, a rat was spotted next to a car. When we finally checked it out, the rat turned out to be a muskrat. This cute guy was just hanging out under Taylor’s car and enjoying the shade.

I had to scramble back inside to grab the camera because this little muskrat was just too cute to pass up the opportunity to capture some pictures. The funny thing was that as soon as we started taking pictures of the muskrat, he posed for us! One paw on the tire had us laughing so hard that our sides hurt.

All sorts of cute critters can be found around Cache Valley such as marmots (typically the Yellow-Bellied), mule deer (typically Rocky Mountain), skunks, various marsh birds, hawks, eagles, falcons, cattle, horses, and many more!

Are there cute critters that hang out where you live or work? If so, what kinds of cute critters do you see?

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  • Lynda says:

    Andee, We have lots of critters where we live and grow our food. Of course we have deer. They are pretty, but not when they are eating our supper! We also have the regular rabbits and squirrels (big rats with good PR (public relations)!) We also have possums and ground hogs.

    Never seen a muskrat but guess I’ll be singing “muskrat love” all day now. Thanks a bunch! :-)

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    • Andee says:

      Lynda,
      ROFL! I guess the beauty of the animals goes out the window when they eat our dinner. Is this like always fresh garden tomatoes that the chickens sampled before I could pick the ripe ones? I was singing muskrat love all day too! I am so glad to read I am not the only one. heeheeee

      muskrat Susie, muskrat Sam
      do the jitter-bug out in muskrat land……

      Heather,
      Oh! Turkeys! That sounds awesome! This sounds like a great town to live in. This is a wide variety too.

      Does anyone else feel that it just isn’t a great day until you see a wild animal?

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  • hlt.designs says:

    I live in a city/town in North Dakota with a population of about 40,000, so you would think we wouldn’t have much wildlife IN town… Behind our apartment building, we have a doe and her two baby deer, we have flocks of turkeys that cross our street and impede traffic as often as they can, and we usually end up with a mother and baby moose in town at least once/year. There are beavers and otters living by the river that flows through the city, too.

    I’m kind of jealous of your muskrat, though… he’s adorable! :^)

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  • Kinky Witch says:

    It’s definitely a better day when you see a wild animal, Andee!

    We have tons of deer, raccoons, possums, quail (their head bob thingy is adorable), snakes, skunks, hawks, vultures, geese, foxes and a mountain lion has been hanging around the past week.

    My husband and I have been walking around our neighborhood at night and we typically see several neighborhood cats that we talk to. Well, we took a different route one night and it was dark, but I saw a cute kitty off the side of the road so I started calling to it. When we got a bit closer, I noticed a mask on its face. Raccoon!!! Let’s just say we gave it a wide berth as we passed.

    ~Robin

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  • shirrodney says:

    I live in a small-medium sized city in Utah and right in the middle of the city we have a family of deer. As we come up the road early in the morning or around dusk or little before, the family is out there eating. You would think that deer are so common that it wouldn’t be a big deal but everytime I see them there are always 3-4 cars pulled over watching them. This year we have a red fox that has joined them. He sits atop the hill and watches over them! It is so fun.

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  • atin_co says:

    We live in the mountains along the Front Range of Colorado. We have deer, coyote, mountain lion, squirrels, hawks, lots of birds, foxes, bats, rabbits (grrr), and currently a mom and baby black bear!

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  • AAngels says:

    Hello,
    Just wondering, on your lavender oils. Where do u get them from or do u distill them yourselves?

    Thank
    I love order from your company!

    Kathy

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    • Andee says:

      We source them from around the US and globe. The Bulgarian is from Bulgaria. All the others I believe are from the US. I could check the bottles to be sure!

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