Hole rat

Hole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Rattus foramineus

 

The Hole rat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the hole rat
A young / baby of a hole rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A hole rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Indonesia

Facts about the hole rat

Allow a small portion of the bait to extend through the hole - rats are very cautious, and this provides an opportunity for the rat to sample the nutter butter without entering the trap.

Allow a small portion of the peanut butter to extend through the hole - rats are very cautious, and this provides an opportunity for the rat to sample the peanut butter without entering the trap.

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