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black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.

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PESHAWAR -- A female patient, aged 60, admitted at Eye Ward of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar, a Medical Teaching Institution (MTI), for cataract operation was reportedly bitten by a black rat on late Sunday night, causing profuse bleeding and panic in the ward.
No black rats have been recorded on the island for more than three years, so people can visit the island and appreciate our native wildlife.
However, recent video surveillance of shrike nests on SCI revealed that black rats remain the primary predator of eggs and nestlings, and they can even take adult shrikes on the nest (Biteman et al.
Although formally dismissed, he continued to take a major part in all the actions, being the one who, during a special operational meeting, made the essential difference between the Brown and the Black rats.
This relatively high rate is due to the absence of the black rat which is the first predator of fledglings of this species.
If we found evidence of predation by black rats (for example rat teeth marks on eggshells or dead chicks) we considered the nest 'depredated'.
Others, like the black rat and the Asian tiger mosquito, hitched a ride and did their thing, often to our detriment.
Currently there are no direct indications that Collared Kingfishers at Kalba are under pressure from Black Rats or House Crows, yet it is of utmost concern that these potentially devastating species inhabit the mangroves and their impact across the species spectrum should be considered.
The Black Rat Ride hopes more than 12,000 bikers will raise thousands of pounds as they ride across North Yorkshire on September 19.
elizabethae, which can cause heart disease in humans, and one of the black rats was found to be harbouring B.
I'veworn them lots already, they gowith everything especially the newSass & Bide black rats leggings.
Off to college at Amherst, he studied biology and earned money for school expenses by trapping and selling black rats to Columbia University for a genetics program and live frogs to the Bronx Zoo for reptile food.