CORNWALL – Some Cornwall firefighters got a little bit of a startle early Friday morning while waiting on the sidelines of a fire on Sixth Street.
A muskrat made its way from underneath a fire truck and found its way under the feet of a group of firefighters including Chief Richard McCullough and Platoon Chief Pierre Baril.
The group quickly made room for the large rodent as it made its way down Sixth Street, taking a pause near the firefighters’ gear, before disappearing into the night.
It was an unusual sight considering muskrats are usually found near bodies of water where they feed on aquatic plants.
They are most active at night or near dawn and dusk.