hahaha Oh my!! 2 types?
And still not a native...
I will keep my eyes out and camera ready for a thinner tail. You never know, after all, They do say "third time lucky"
Thanks for the info and names, much appreciated. ...Di
- After 4 months I managed to get photos of the rats tails... not the greatest images but hopefully sufficient. These guys come out of tunnels around dusk to grab up seeds. We still have our romantic little fingers crossed you might say native.... but I think that is hopeful.
- The articles were good to read. I managed to get photo of tail (unfortunate for this one it was found dead).
- Hi Ondine, thanks for the response. I had read the link you referred to and have been trying to capture photos that show the tail but so far no luck, they are fast moving. I have seen the tail in comparison and it is approx the length of the body. They are fairly timid, currently there seems to be 3 distinct sizes residing together.
- I have been trying to identify this rodent for a while now. Is it an Aussie native rat??? (see attached image file). We live in farming area and we have a breeding pair in burrows under a small pond in our yard. They have been there for years and raised multiple litters but never offer to venture indoors. Im thinking they look more like the photo of the bush rat than the black rat, am I correct???