Polynesian rot, black rat (also called ship rat), brown rat
Rattus exulans (Pacific rat); Rattus rattus (black rat); Rattus norvegicus (brown rat).
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photos 2&4 Gerald McCormack, Cook Islands Biodiversity & Natural Heritage (http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/). Photo 3 Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_rat). Diagram Wikipedia Black rat. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_rat). Photo 5 Snap trap. (http://www.easypestsupplies.com.au/rat-snap-trap-x-5.html?gclid=CNL6t4OV9L4CFdd6vQod2k8Ayg).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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