Wet rat scampered across the street to a crowded bus stop as I drove by. Awesome.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
Norway Rat (immature)
My cat left this small rat by my doorstep. I'm not sure, but the tail seems to be shorter than the rest of the body, and that, together with the relatively small eyes and overall brown colour make me believe this is a brown rat (which is also supposed to be more common).
a less welcome visitor than the birds that I put the bread out for; don't usually feed the birds since all I get are House sparrows but with all the food sources frozen over put out something... The neighbor's cat usually patrols here but guess he's hiding out in the house today. Time to find the live traps and do some relocations I guess...
The brown rat, common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus), or hood rat is one of the best known and most common rats.