National Geographic : 1950 Sep
! Nati,nal Geographic Society 378 loil rm icl)." R(bert F.Sis'o n Maryland Trappers Plod Home with a Good Day's Bag of Muskrats, Soon to Become "HudsonSeal" and "Mink-dyed" Coats for Milady Glossy brown fur of the "marsh rabbit" resembles that of the true Alaska seal. At season's end, trappers compete inaskinning contest atCambridge. Some can strip five "rats" in under two minutes! Muskrat flesh is served fried, roasted, or stewed. Cooked with sherry, it may supplement costly diamondback terrapin.