• Black Rat (Rattus rattus)

    Scientific Name Rattus rattus Appearance The black rat is also known as the 'ship rat' or the roof rat.  The black rat is the smaller of the two main rat species in Australia.  It has a more pointed snout (nose) and this rat has large prominent naked ears.  An adult will be 16-20cm long and weight around 300 grams.  The main feature of this rodent is it's tail.  It is longer than the body [...]

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