I was fishing with a buddy on the bank on the new riprap at riverside park in Z-ville last monday night. I had a five gallon bucket full of water and shad sittin at the edge. I happened to see something swimming near the bank, well it come up on the rocks, 'slithered' into my bucket and came back out with a shad in its mouth. I coulda swore that it had a white patch on its chest, but now I'm not entirely sure. The tail was at least as long as its body, but the creatures overall length was less than 2 ft I guess. So my question is do muskrat eat shad? Or did I see a young otter?