Rattus norvegicus

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Brown Rat: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Rattus norvegicus
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus): Introduced species so far only known from near populated areas (where it is associated with human activity?).

Local Notes

  • Sitka/Rattus norvegicus: Probably fairly common where suitable conditions are found. Seems to be most often reported by people who raise chickens or rabbits, but also have been known to inhabit compost piles, the landfill and abandoned buildings. (edit)

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