Rat

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Norway Rat

The Norway rat is the largest of the commensal (living in close association with humans) rodents. The head and body are 7 to 10 inches long and the tail is an additional 6 to 8 inches. It has a stocky body and weighs 7 to 18 ounces. The fur is coarse, shaggy and brown with some black hairs. The muzzle is blunt, the eyes and ears are small and the tail which is bi-coloured is shorter than the head and body combined. Norway rat droppings are up to ¾” long with blunt ends.

Roof Rat

The Roof rat is a commensal (living in close association with humans) rodent. The head and body are 6 to 8 inches long and the tail is an additional 7 to 10 inches. It has a slight body which weights 5 to 9 ounces. The fur is soft, smooth and brown in colour with some black hairs. The muzzle is pointed, eyes and ears are large, and the scaly tail, which is uniformly dark, is longer than the head and body combined. Roof rat droppings are up to ½ inch long and spindle shaped with pointed ends.

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