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Rats on the New Zealand mainland

Identifying rat species

An important first step in their control

The first step in dealing with rats is to identify which species you have.

The two usual species, ship rats and Norway rats are very different in terms of appearance, behaviour and impacts.

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Open SpaceTM Magazine No. 66, March 2006 © QEII National Trust

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