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Black Rats are good climbers, scaling buildings and trees. They eat a range of food types and are considered pests.
|Other Common Names||
Roof Rat, Tree Rat, European Black Rat
Tail longer than body length, brown fur.
Omnivore. Eats almost anything that humans and other animals eat.
A wide range of areas but especially near areas where humans live or work.
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.