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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.

black rat

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Arshad said presence of big black rats is common practice in KTH and the administration is not taking proper measures to block entry of the rodents inside wards, leaving the patients at the mercy of God.
San Clemente Island (SCI), California, is currently occupied by two nonnative rodent species--the black rat and the house mouse (Mus musculus)--as well as two endemic songbirds listed by the United States Endangered Species Act--the endangered San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) and threatened San Clemente Bell's sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli clementae; 42 Federal Register 40682, 11 August 1977; U.
The perverse thing is that the normal Black rat, or Ship rat as it's sometimes known, is arboreal--it can climb trees, high buildings; the mutant has been forced to live below ground.
This number tends to increase due to the success of the high reproduction due to the absence of predators particularly the black rat.
In addition, we measured distances from the center of each nest to the center of nearest western reef heron, great egret and black rat nests.
Others, like the black rat and the Asian tiger mosquito, hitched a ride and did their thing, often to our detriment.
Reconyx images have provided indications that the mangroves are inhabited by Black Rat (Rattus rattus), a species previously unknown to inhabit the mangrove, and by House Crow Corvus splendens.
Black Rat Productions' take on popular comedy Neville's Island tours Wales and tells the story of four out of condition, middle aged businessmen who are sent off on a team building exercise in the Lake District.
This study was designed to determine the prevalence of pathogenic bacterial species in black rat (Rattus rattus), house mouse (Mus musculus) and mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) residing at poultry farms in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
The black rat snake, however, is on the endangered species list, with only five known populations of the snake statewide.
What we had was a juvenile black rat snake, Elaphes obsoleta.
Following their successful tour of Bouncers, Black RAT Productions are joining together with playwright, John Godber, to bring the newest version of the comedy.