My pond used to be full of cattails on the shallow end. Never knew the woodies were using it for night cover until one night walking in from deer hunting I heard a swoosh and splash. These past couple days of wind and rain would have been perfect for hunting them. They get back to roost early on those days. I have had muskrat in the pond for several years. They get a pass for a couple more year. When I retire, they will be trapped out so the cattails grow again.