.This time I saw something, and couldn't figure out exactly what it was, so I parked and tried to get a better look. I think this is a Muskrat. Not knowing diddly about Muskrats, I looked them up online.
.Did you know that the Roman Catholic church gives a special dispensation in some areas that says you can eat Muskrat on Fish Fridays, during lent? The reason is that they live on the water, so they are treated as fish. Despite their name, these rodents are not true rats. I hear the meat tastes just like duck.
.I do not practice Roman Catholicism, but I'm generally trying to eat less red meat. No, I do not plan on indulging in Muskrat cuisine.
.Speaking of rodents and/or rats, today is election day, and I can't help but wonder what the results will be. I get tired of the smear campaigns, but these days it's like people are competing to see who can be the most rotten and still get voted into office. Here, in Illinois, we have the distinguished honor of purchasing license plates that were made by former governors. Well, that may not literally be true, but our governors seem to go from the state capital to a state penitentiary.