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Rattus rattus

1 Black Rat at McKellar, ACT

Rattus rattus at McKellar, ACT - 16 Jul 2022
Rattus rattus at McKellar, ACT - 16 Jul 2022
Rattus rattus at McKellar, ACT - 16 Jul 2022
Rattus rattus at McKellar, ACT - 16 Jul 2022
Rattus rattus at McKellar, ACT - 16 Jul 2022
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Identification history

Rattus rattus 20 Jul 2022 DonFletcher
Unidentified 20 Jul 2022 TimL

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User's notes

Unsure of the animal's health. It was found hiding in tall grass after being harassed by a dog, and wouldn't move from the spot.

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   20 Jul 2022
Many Black Rats are being found outdoors and moribund this year, typically as a result of consuming anti-coagulant rodenticides. The readily available 'second generation' anti-coagulants such as Brodifacoum and Bromadiolone make the rats and their carcasses dangerous to birds. Many owls have been killed. To reduce this impact, use other rodent control methods such as exclusion barriers (eg rat-proof the chook yard/feeder), traps, or bait with first generation anti-coagulants such as Warfarin.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Jul 2022 10:19 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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