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

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Recent observations

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What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

victrapping

Date

July 26, 2015 04:55 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

csavy

Date

July 23, 2015 12:00 AM EDT

Description

Group of 6-8 rats foraging in ground cover.

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Square

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Date

July 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

smartrf

Date

July 11, 2015 05:51 AM PDT

Description

Not sure of the ID.

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 9, 2015 04:03 PM NZST

Description

Surprised that at the coldest point of the night the rat appears. Temperature about freezing, hail and snow, and camera playing up badly, crashing and loosing frames so things a bit jerky.

Trap baited with cooked meat (kitchen scraps) and peanut butter, to allow for a variety of customer tastes.

Rat enters the entrance chamber and steals a few morsels, but not enticed to trigger trap to get the main bait.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 5, 2015 06:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 7, 2015 04:49 PM NZST

Description

Still haven't caught the black rat seen yesterday, and today yet another brown rat turns up.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

jakob

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Crossing the river in front of our boat.

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 5, 2015 09:03 AM NZST

Description

A rather cautious rat, that took a lot of enticing with tit-bits in the entrance way and on the trigger plate, and ended up getting caught just at the edge of the trigger plate.

The animated sequence shows the rat taking 20 minutes to foray into the trap entranceway before it finally decides to risk going in further. (5 sequences joined together with intervening absences omitted)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 4, 2015 01:43 AM NZST

Description

As the rat wasn't very interested in the trap yesterday, I added a bit of meat as bait. It certainly showed a lot of interest, but couldn't find the entrance! I suppose I need a little light over the entrance with a label in rattish.
It spent a whole second paused looking at the wall, not sure what the interest was.

Photos / Sounds

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

July 3, 2015 03:35 AM NZST

Description

No mice, a howling gale, recycling blowing about ... and of course another rat. The reason for having the camera is to monitor the behaviour of animals around the trap, and here we see the rat pause before approaching the plastic container that is blowing about, then quickly sniff it on passing and then disappear. There is only a bit of cheese in the trap, not enough to entice the rat to investigate inside.

The still photos are from half an hour earlier when this rat is first seen near the trap.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

makaraschool

Date

June 29, 2015
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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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