This brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) is enjoying a meal of seeds.
Dead. Second photo with my foot for scale.
Caught in trap in ceiling cavity of house.
It was dead.
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
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.