TYPES OF RODENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Field mice is a term used for a variety of mice found in the U.S. including house mice. As the name implies, they are common in fields, which is also true of many other mice species. However, several species may also be found dwelling in the plains, forests and in old, rural homes. Field mice range in color depending on species and can be brown, black or white in color, with tails of varying length. They are extremely curious.
The Roof rat also called gray-bellied rat, white-bellied rat, Alexandrine rat, black rat and ship rat.
Its origins go to the tree forests of Southeast Asia and are adept for climbing vines, wires, and narrow ledges.
They are located in the coastal areas of the USA since they do not adapt well to cooler temperatures. It is a more skittish rat than the Norway rat, being sensitive to any new change in the environment.
They are common rodents in attics if found inside. Many times, you may hear them in the walls or attic area. When inspecting for roof rats look for their droppings.
The Norway rat is larger and more aggressive than the Roof Rat. As an adult, the Norway Rat can weigh between 12-16 oz. with a body length of 6-8 inches long. The nose is blunt with small ears, and small eyes. Its fur is shaggy and coarse with variation in colors. The tail of the Norway rat is shorter than the head and body combined, and scale-like. The standard method of identifying the difference between a Norway rat and Roof rat is pulling their tail back over the body. The tail of a Norway rat can not reach its head
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