It may be the worst photo ever, but hopefully you can make out the rat in the middle of the crop from phone camera. I saw several during a 5 min bird count. Lots of (wild) walnuts around I I think they were feeding on the nuts. This one was clearly a big, ugly, rather beat-up male.
Feeding in mud exposed during the low tide.
Surprisingly flat species of rat.
Result of a DOC200 trap.
Body length = 190mm
Tail length = 160mm
Total = 350mm
Result of a DOC200 trap baited with rabbit meat and an egg.
Yet another rat caught in DOC200 trap. Third this year - one a month since April.
Brown back, with lighter coloured stomach and white patch on chest.
Body: 16cm, Tail: 12.5cm.
This one on its way out of the trap after eating all the bait (almonds). Smaller than previous ones caught here. Tail 11cm, body 13cm.
Dead rat in trap. Been there for a while as I hadn't been out to check the trap due to the continuous rain.
Probably Rattus norvegicus from the looks of remains of the tail.
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.