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roof rat

  • n  common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide
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  • Roof rats on the rise in Portland
    The Multnomah County rat inspector says roof rats are on the rise in Portland.
    Sept. 26, 2013 - KXLY-TV Spokane
  • County: 'Roof rats' on the rise in Portland
    PORTLAND --The roof rat, also known as the black rat or ship rat was once famous for spreading Europe’s Black Plague.  The nocturnal rodents spend about 90 percent of their lives four or more feet off the ground. They're dark grey or black with no hair on their ears and can measure 15 inches long from their heads to the end of their long scaly tails. Roof rats nest outside in trees, wood piles ...
    Sept. 25, 2013 - KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

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