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Norway Rat
Rattus norvegicus

The Norway rat, also known as the brown rat, or house rat, being nocturnal (active at night) is not often seen active.  But from time to time cats feel the need to demonstrate their hunting skills, even though they prefer the taste of commercial food.  They sometimes present their trophies their disgusted owners.

Norway Rat, Rattus norvegicusThe Norway rat is generally considered a pest to be eliminated, if possible.  Because they prefer to live close to humans, they can cause much damage.  They may also carry human diseases.  This species was brought to  America  accidentally.

Norway Rat, Rattus norvegicus The Norway rat is one reason many people keep cats around the house or farm.

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