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Down on the Farm: Water workers

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Life on and near the swamp this spring has been dominated by hard-working rodents.

The big gray squirrel has solved the puzzle of one "squirrel proof" bird feeder and is working diligently on the second.

On the swamp, muskrat were the first to appear. They own a home mid-swamp which they remodeled last year, forcing the swans to build their nest somewhere other than their usual nesting site: on top of old muskrat houses.

Then, the beaver appeared.

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