Brown rat - Rattus norvegicus
Captured in Sofia, at a small city lake. Crossed my path and hid behind some stones. Than curiously looked around from behind the stones for a couple seconds, just allowing me to make a couple of shots. It was long about 15-18 cm (without the tail).
The brown rat, common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat is one of the best known and most common rats.
One of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25 cm long, and a similar tail length; the male weighs on average 350 g and the female 250 g . Thought to have originated in northern China, this rodent has now spread to all continents except Antarctica, and is the dominant rat in Europe and much.. more