Business:Swamps, Muskrats

The high prices in recent years for furs, especially for muskrat, have resulted in a steady increase in the value of swamp land in many parts of the U. S. and in the rise of the new business of muskrat farming.

Captive muskrats, it has been found, become tame and. breed well in confined quarters. They require no feeding, as they live upon the vegetation of ponds and marshes. One difficulty consists in the great number of natural enemies the muskrat has; chief among these are the fox, mink, the larger hawks and...

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