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Brown rat

Rattus novegicus

Description:

Has brown fur, proportionately long, naked tail and relatively small ears.

Habitat:

Most associated with human habitation but also found in fields and marshes. Widespread.

Notes:

Spotted in a client's garden, this fellar was eating the berries from the hedge. Every time he dropped one, he would run down the trunk to find it! Funny to watch, especially as I had been working all around that area - obviously he wasn't too bothered about me being there! Last photo is over-exposed, but I like him on the move.

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Dangermouse
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Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.03, Long: -7.82

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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