Norway Rat (aka Brown Rat, Sewer Rat, Street Rat)

Characteristics The brown rat, also referred to as Common Rat, Street Rat, Sewer Rat, Hanover Rat, Norway Rat, Brown Norway Rat, Norwegian Rat, or Wharf Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats. It is a brownish or reddish grey above and whitish grey on the belly. This rodent with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long, with...

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Roof Rat (aka Black Rat, Ship Rat, House Rat)

Characteristics The black rat (Rattus rattus, also known as the ship rat, roof rat, house rat, Alexandrine rat, old English rat, and other names) is a common long-tailed rodent of the genus Rattus (rats) in the subfamily Murinae (murine rodents). The species originated in tropical Asia and spread through the Near East in Roman times before reaching Europe by the 1st century and spreading with...

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