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Builder of ‘Muskrat Lodge’ Leaves After Getting Court Order

Rick Panzieri, who wears animal skins and a coonskin cap, built "Muskrat Lodge," complete with a wood stove and solar panel, off his trailer on an Epsom campground

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A man called Muskrat who has lived in a log cabin at a New Hampshire campground for nearly a decade has packed up after getting a court order to leave.

Rick Panzieri, who wears animal skins and a coonskin cap, built "Muskrat Lodge," complete with a wood stove and solar panel, off his trailer on an Epsom campground. He was handed an eviction notice by the new manager last fall.

Panzieri, a 52-year-old union foreman, had said he previously was allowed to stay and pay rent. The new manager said Panzieri had been paying, but that the town determined Panzieri and others were living at the Circle 9 Ranch illegally.

The Concord Monitor reports Panzieri left May 6 after receiving a court order.

Panzieri says he's moved into another campground.

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