Western European House Mouse
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Ellura
Black Rat
Tail
 
                      
Black Rat (Rattus rattus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Mammals (Mammalia)
Order: Rodents (Rodentia)
Family: Murid (Muridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
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Thank you JosefNR for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~150mm long.
It seems their tail is diagnostic.
We are amazed we get such large, introduced animals out here in near desert Australia.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)