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  • English
    • Water rat
    • Norway Rat
    • Brown Rat
  • Portuguese
    • Ratazana-castanha
  • Scientific Names
    • Rattus norvegicus
    • Rattus caraco
    • Rattus caspius
    • Rattus decimallus
  • French
    • rat surmulot
  • Spanish
    • Rata gris
  • German
    • Wanderratte

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Recent observations

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norway rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

May 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT

Description

This brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) is enjoying a meal of seeds.

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

duarte

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

Dead. Second photo with my foot for scale.

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Rata gris Rattus norvegicus

Observer

joanroma

Date

November 9, 2014

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 1, 2013 06:03 AM NZST

Description

Caught in trap in ceiling cavity of house.

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Observer

guisauco

Date

November 9, 2014 03:35 PM UTC

Description

It was dead.

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Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

duarte

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

Feeding in mud exposed during the low tide.

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Rattus flattus Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 8, 2014

Description

Surprisingly flat species of rat.

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Result of a DOC200 trap.
Body length = 190mm
Tail length = 160mm
Total = 350mm

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Water rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

August 21, 2014

Description

Result of a DOC200 trap baited with rabbit meat and an egg.

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

Caught in DOC200 trap. I think this one has been getting away with taking bait from the trap for a while.

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tbay

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Titahi Bay (Google, OSM)

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Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tbay

Date

May 17, 2014

Place

Titahi Bay (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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