This is New Jersey: Muskrat Crossing Sign

On the one road (High Street) heading from Port Norris to Bivalve (Shell Road) in Cumberland County.  And yes, they do eat muskrat – and our photographer wants to try it someday.

Historically, Muskrats were valued for their pelts and were trapped in the Estuary’s wetland areas including the New Jersey Meadowlands, where their numbers have improved somewhat in recent years since trapping has been abandoned.  For more information on cooking Muskrat (bleck) check out PBS’s suggestions.  And for everything you ever wanted to know about this creature, here you go.

Photo submitted by John Fusco, from John and Lisa are Eating in South Jersey.