- Less than 10 cm long and light grey to dark in color
- Have pointed noses and large ears
- Droppings are dark brown pellets about 6 mm
- Also known as a sewer rat or brown rat
- Heavy thick body about 20-25 cm long with a long tail
- Roof rats are brown with black intermixed with gray, white or black underside
- Approximately 16 inches in total length (6-8" body plus 6-8" tail)
- Roof rats are smaller than Norway rats and are often found in the upper parts of buildings.
- Approximately 4-9" in length including the tail
- Gray or brown fur
- Blunt nose and tiny eyes
- Typically feed on plants found in gardens
- Known for damaging grass, bulbs, trees and plant roots
- Create complex burrow systems
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