Common Muskrat -- Ondatra zibethicus
con "Suavidades" by Gabriela Mistral:
'When I am singing to you,
on earth all evil ends:
as smooth as your forehead
are the gulch and the bramble.
When I am singing to you,
for me all cruel things end:
as gentle as your eyelids,
the lion with the jackal.' ~ "Serenity" by Gabriela Mistral, from "Tenura / Tenderness", 1924.
morning hellos near a burrow entrance