Rat Crossing the Water

Yesterday I mentioned how the rat runs down at the edge of Falmer Pond were gradually being eroded by the rising water level. I also mentioned how this forced the rats to venture out into the water to negotiate their way around the fringe of the pond.

Today I can show you what I meant, courtesy of a large adult rat. it’s doing little more than wading, but rats are strong swimmers and will quite happily cross deeper water if they need to.

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rat wading through water

rat wading through water

rat wading through water

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

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