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Roof Rat

Roof Rat

Black rat roof rat

Black rat Rattus rattus” by CSIRO is licensed under CC 3.0 Unported

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Also known as black rat, ship rat, house rat, Alexandrine, old English rat
  • Originated in Asia
  • Eat a wide range of food like, seeds, fruit, leaves, vertebrates, invertebrates
  • On average about 5-7 inches long, lpus a 2.5-4 in tail
  • Weigh around 4-12 oz
  • Coloring is lt brown to black with a lighter underbelly
  • Great climbers
  • Prey to cats, owls, weasels, foxes and coyotes