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Karoo Bush Rat

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Karoo Bush Rat

Unread post by arks » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:40 am

Can anyone help with an ID for this rat -- definitely larger than a mouse :) . Seen at MZNP in July 2015.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:54 pm

Taking a wild guess, maybe a Bush Karoo rat?
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Puff Addy » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:59 pm

Hi Arks,

It is a Karoo Bush Rat.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Thanks Adam, that seems to be the general consensus from several sources :)

@Rosemary: It was quite large, I think definitely not a mouse
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