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No Muskrat Love in Winfield

Burrowing muskrat causes levee to fail in Missouri – Yahoo! News

WINFIELD, Mo. – A heroic effort by hundreds of townspeople, volunteers and National Guardsmen to hold back the Mississippi River failed Friday — undone by a burrowing muskrat.

The furry rodent dug a hole through the earthen levee in this eastern Missouri community, allowing water to penetrate the floodwall, which failed shortly before dawn….