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Roof rat Thought to have been introduced to Sydney here in New South Wales with the First Fleet in 1788 and then spreading throughout much of coastal Australia. Most commonly seen in urban environments, (but also in undisturbed areas around the coast). <br />
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Also commonly known as black rat and despite this name they are usually brown or grey. <br />
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Living in urban areas, preferring to live in roofs, cavities of walls, trees, around farms.<br />
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Around 15 cm body length, not including tail.  Australia,Black rat,Fauna,Geotagged,Muridae,Rattus rattus,Rodentia,Winter,black rat,house rat,mammal,new south wales,roof rat,ship rat,vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Roof rat

Thought to have been introduced to Sydney here in New South Wales with the First Fleet in 1788 and then spreading throughout much of coastal Australia. Most commonly seen in urban environments, (but also in undisturbed areas around the coast).

Also commonly known as black rat and despite this name they are usually brown or grey.

Living in urban areas, preferring to live in roofs, cavities of walls, trees, around farms.

Around 15 cm body length, not including tail.

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The black rat, also known as the roof rat, ship rat, or house rat, is a common long-tailed rodent of the stereotypical rat genus ''Rattus'', in the subfamily Murinae. It likely originated in the Indian subcontinent, but is now found worldwide.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jun 14, 2022. Captured Jun 13, 2022 17:56 in 79 Mitchell St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/13.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm