brown rat

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1992: Eradication of the brown rat from the Toro Islets (Corsica): remarks about an unwanted colonizer.
Historically Rattus species (both black and brown rats) have been implicated in the emergence and spread of infectious diseases of human health importance such as plague, murine typhus, scrub typhus, leptospirosis and hemorrhagic fever.
[...] The Brown Rat seems to have vanished from London.
A NIP from a brown rat and a dog defending what it saw as its sausage roll were among hundreds of animal incidents dealt with by paramedics over the course of a year.
ON Thursday afternoon I was walking down Swanswell Street towards the new health centre when I saw a brown rat walk out of the undergrowth from the flats towards the college.
The Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) is a cosmopolitan, synanthropic species that has successfully invaded habitats across the globe.
The brews will all have linked names: Dirty Rat, Brown Rat, Golden Rat, White Rat, Rattus Rattus, Black Rat and King Rat.
I was particularly struck by a series of images of a grey heron eating a brown rat, and a picture of a brambling visiting a garden bird table during the snow.
Council officers are asked to supply figures for the Rodent Survey for the number of brown rat and mouse treatments carried out in response to complaints in the last year, broken down into summer and winter.
We read, of course, about the brown rat, that pesky critter that originated in northern China and has been a stowaway on ships since ancient times, spreading disease around the world.
The robot takes its inspiration from the brown rat and Etruscan shrew, which use their whiskers to make sense of their environment.