Target rat

Target rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Stochomys longicaudatus


The Target rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the target rat

The target rats are also shocked (by electrodes attached to their hind paws) to provoke a display of threat behavior.

If your target rat is anywhere near a trail, draw him away before you start wailing on him. (Full text)

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