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Black rat (Rattus rattus)

Biology:

The black rat prefers warm, dry places such as storehouses and attics. These animals are able climbers that use their tails for support and balance. The coat is brown-black and, in contrast to the brown rat, the body tends to be small and slender. Black rats reach a body length of 16 to 20 cm. The tail is always longer than the body, reaching approx. 19 to 25 cm. The black rat has a pointed head with very large eyes and ears. It generally prefers vegetable food. The females bear 1 to 2 litters a year average 5 to 8 young each.

Damage:

The damage is the same as for the brown rat.

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