I'm a wildlife carer in the Liverpool area, I was called to rescue a small mammal Friday night (15.7.11), it turned out to be a rat.
It does not look like the common feral rat we normally get around here. It looks more like the Bush Rat in the photo on this site. Could you please help identify it?
It measurements were: Head: 52mm Tail: 150mm. The tail when bent back over the body just reached the back of the head. Rear Foot: 40mm Over all body: 210mm
It was a male and died not long after rescue