Roof Rat Rattus Rattus AKA Black rat.
Black or brown, seven to 10 inches long, with a long tail and large ears and eyes, with a pointed nose; body is smaller and sleeker than Norway rat
and fur is smooth.
Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood; excellent climber; can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
Diet omnivorous, but show a preference for grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Becomes sexually mature at four months; four to six litters per year; four to eight young per litter; live up to one year.
Very agile; can squeeze through openings only 1/2 inch wide; carry many serious diseases.
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