Muskrats have four toes on their front feet and five toes on their back feet. They have claws, but the claws might not appear on their tracks. You also might find tail markings in between their tracks. When muskrats walk they group their front and back right feet together and their front and back left feet together. So, when you see their tracks you will find groups of two tracks at a time.
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Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2014. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
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