Native RatRattus lutreolus

Swamp Rat at Wonboyn, NSW

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Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014
Rattus lutreolus at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Dec 2014

Identification history

Native Rat Rattus lutreolus 14 Jan 2018 JackieMiles1K
Native Rat Rattus lutreolus 14 Jan 2018 Paul

Author's notes

found among grasses in open forest. We assume this is a juvenile Swamp Rat, based on fur and feet colour

1 comment

JackieMiles1K wrote:
   14 Jan 2018
Hi Paul, Yep, the dark feet and small rounded ears seem to be pretty definitely Swamp Rat. Next time we trap a Rattus rattus here we'll have to get some shots up there for comparison. In all the years of bumping them off it seems we have never taken a photo.

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Nearby sightings

Rattus fuscipes (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Candalides xanthospilos at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Hypoblemum sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jan 2018
Chauliognathus imperialis at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Parapalaeosepsis plebeia at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Jan 2018
Periclystus circuiter at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jan 2018
Haemaphysalis longicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Dec 2017
Spilosoma curvata at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Caladenia carnea at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Glyphipterix cometophora at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Venatrix australiensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Ixodes holocyclus at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
BRACONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Geitoneura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Rattus fuscipes (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Candalides xanthospilos at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Hypoblemum sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 12 Jan 2018
Chauliognathus imperialis at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Parapalaeosepsis plebeia at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Jan 2018
Periclystus circuiter at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jan 2018
Haemaphysalis longicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Dec 2017
Spilosoma curvata at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Caladenia carnea at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Glyphipterix cometophora at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Venatrix australiensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Ixodes holocyclus at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
BRACONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Geitoneura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 3 Dec 2014 Recorded on
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