2000: Black rats
, island characteristics, and colonial nesting birds in the Mediterranean: consequences of an ancient introduction.
Its merit a mention here that huge size black rats
are a source of nuisance for dwellers of Peshawar and incidents of rat bite has become a common practice.
It was brought here by fleas living on the black rats
that infested merchant ships.
DISCUSSION--We found that black rats
on SCI have larger home ranges than has been previously reported in similar studies.
Yersinia pestis is the microorganism carried by fleas on black rats
that brought Black Plague to Europe in the Dark Ages as it wiped out millions of people and changed the course of world history for the next five hundred years.
In the confined space of the tunnel, men and women were running, fighting, cowering as hundreds of black rats
rampaged amongst them, leaping and tearing, their bloodlust stirring them into a frenzy.
The absence of black rats
(Rattus rattus) favors the increasing of breeding success 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'.
It is thought to have started in China or central Asia and spread by fleas on black rats
that were aboard merchant ships.
The presence of Black Rats
is of great concern, as rats triggered the Reconyx cameras more than any other species and were the only species triggering the traps at night.
The Scots Guards were serving with Task Force Helmand, currently led by the British Army's 4th Mechanized Brigade, known as "The Black Rats
It is being organised by the Black Rat
Fund which supports 4th Mechanised Brigade - the Black Rats
-based at Catterick Garrison, but currently in Afghanistan.