What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

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Quiz #73 Clues

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Prince Colloredo-Mannsfeld

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)


One of the characters in Tove Jansson’s Moomin books is the Muskrat. He’s a philosopher who shows up at the Moomin house one day before retreating to a cave where he likes to read a book called “The Uselessness of Everything”.


When there are no muddy banks to den in, muskrats build lodges instead. They only superficially resemble beaver lodges and are constructed with vegetation like cattails above the level of the water.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Like beavers, muskrats have been trapped in huge numbers and some of those pelts have gone to supply the Mounties’ traditional fur hats.

Prince Colloredo-Mannsfeld:

Muskrats are prolific breeders, just as Mannsfeld who transported five muskrats to his estate near Prague from the US and released them in 1905. In a short amount of time, they spread across Europe and into Asia.
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