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Rattus sp.


Small furry animal with bare tail.


This house is abandoned...no one has lived here ever for about 30 years and more. I pass it on my morning walk. I saw the underbush move and I froze. My instinct was rewarded. The rat came for a drink of water. It is a wary animal so I was lucky to catch it.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 hours ago

No that would be fine. They've made it their home. 😀 Hmm I didn't know we could use smilies now... thanks.

SukanyaDatta 12 hours ago

I take it you are not going to visit Karni devi temple in Rajasthan, India anytime soon @Mark.😀

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 13 hours ago

Big Indian ones get called bandicoots down south. I like rats... as long as they live elsewhere.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 13 hours ago

True, but we use poisons that kill everything that comes in contact with it. We also provide rats with ideal environments. Yes, I have heard of that temple. National Geographic did a story on it many years ago. Quite amazing.

SukanyaDatta 14 hours ago

@ Neil...do you know about the Karni Devi temple in Rajasthan, India. Check it out...if you have a moment.

SukanyaDatta 14 hours ago

If it were not for rat bite fever and the plague.. LOL!!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 14 hours ago

Poor rats get a bad wrap. Intelligent animals, and they are survivors. I wonder if they view us with the same loathing and contempt? I'm sure they'd be justified for thinking that.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Sep 2, 2019
Submitted on Sep 8, 2019

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