Another Day, Another Rat

I’m sure this little period of ‘rodentitus’ (belief that rodents are everywhere) will end soon enough, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts and it compensates somewhat for the absence of foxes. The rat featured today isn’t the same rat as yesterday. This one lives at the other end of the pond, and keeps a sharp lookout for scraps that are left for the ducks and geese. It might be the same as the rat featured here. In this sequence it emerges from the undergrowth to feast on some bread crumbs that had been left early this morning.

Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) foraging at the edge of Falmer Pond, East Sussex.

Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) foraging at the edge of Falmer Pond, East Sussex.

Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) foraging at the edge of Falmer Pond, East Sussex.

Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) foraging at the edge of Falmer Pond, East Sussex.

Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) foraging at the edge of Falmer Pond, East Sussex.

I’ll try to find something else of interest tomorrow, but no guarantees!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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4 Comments

  1. dW March 14, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    Ya gotta shoot what’s there, Words. And these are fine.

    • Words March 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

      dW, well that’s very true and the rats have been absolute stars lately.

  2. Darko March 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Maybe it\s the same rat :sherlock:

    • Words March 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

      Darko, definitely a different rat to the one from the day before. This is the one of the ones that lives at the top of the tree (posted a week or so ago).