These mammals have short legs and long thin bodies. Their tail makes is one third of their body length! They have brown to black colored fur covered with an oil to help them stay waterproof. You’ll find them making near bodies of water making their dens in hollow logs or digging them. They have an average of four kits and have a typical lifespan of about 4 years old.
Top photo from: Kary Nieuwenhuis
Bottom photo from: Sarah Fiddelke at Mill Creek Park