Friday, 27 August 2010

Floating Islands Reserve, Part 2

Re the final sentence in yesterday's blog:

This morning we checked the mammal traps again and success - another house mouse and a Swamp Rat Rattus lutreolus. Trevor was very pleased. "How do you know it's not a Bush Rat?" he was asked. Apparently the Swamp Rat is an overall brown colour and it has a stubby nose. The hind foot colour (Bush Rat, pale and Swamp Rat, dark) and the proportion of tail-to-body length are also important.  Later we found an extensive tunnel and runway system and set another trap nearby in the hope of catching another Swamp Rat.

1 comment:

Luuuuuua said...

superbe fotografii,bravo