Sad find

Native Swamp Rat

This little chap was found near the gully dam. Blood exuding from the ear suggests it may have ingested poison bait, hopefully not.

The Native Swamp Rat can be distinguished from the non-native Black Rat [Rattus Rattus] by its short ears and tail. The Black Rat’s tail is much longer than its body. Swamp Rats are close relatives of the Native Bush Rat. 

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