Valley Views: Easthampton muskrat

Published: 8/4/2018 5:58:00 PM


Nonotuck Park, Nashawannuck Pond, Easthampton

Photograph and text by Derek Allard, Easthampton

There is a spot at the back of Nashawannuck Pond (accessible through Nonotuck Park) that I walk past regularly and on more than one occasion I have seen this muskrat foraging about near the shore. On the day this photo was made the critter seemed as curious about me as I was about it. I was able to make a few very close up captures with the zoom lens on my DSLR camera. I’m looking forward to seeing this muskrat again on future walks in the park.

Derek Allard is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.

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