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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). Animal,Animalia,Brown rat,Bulgaria,Chordata,Geotagged,Mammalia,Muridae,Nature,Norway rat,Rattus norvegicus,Rodentia,Summer,Wildlife,mammals Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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).

    comments (7)

  1. Cute! Posted one year ago
    1. It's really very cute! Posted one year ago
  2. Really difficult to capture a wild rat, nice job! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, I saw it for the first time. A friend of mine living in London commented that he capture them very often... Posted one year ago
  3. I love her face! Posted one year ago
    1. Me too! Very cute! Posted one year ago
      1. Once in a while we get field mice in our house and they are a bit bigger than the city mice and with these same bulging black eyes...so pretty! we evict them without harming them :-) Posted one year ago

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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

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Aug 24, 2018. Captured Aug 24, 2018 15:24 in pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/3.2
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm