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Old Mar 3, 2006, 1:33 PM   #1
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Managed to catch some more shots of the water rats on a nearby lake to me. canon 20D canon 2.8L f.2.8 IS USM. www.k9imageworld.com www.bevbarkerphotos.com
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 1:34 PM   #2
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water rat no. 2.
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water rat no 3
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 1:36 PM   #4
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water rat No 4
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 1:37 PM   #5
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and what was, water rat no 5
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 2:55 PM   #6
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I absolutely LOVE all these images.

But the term "water rat" means nothing to me.

Just what kind of rats are these?

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Old Mar 3, 2006, 5:08 PM   #7
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All very nice. The second is my personal favorite.
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Nice shots!!! Dave, maybe someone else can shed light on them but, I've always known this type of rat to be called a water rat as they are aquatic like muskrats but smaller.

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Nice shots!!! Dave, maybe someone else can shed light on them but, I've always known this type of rat to be called a water rat as they are aquatic like muskrats but smaller.

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Here in North America we have no "Water Rats." Muskrats don't count. While they are rodents, they are not THAT closely related to rats. We have a lot of rats that will go in water - not quite the same...:-)

I'd like to look it up. Water rat is just a generic term for rats that you see swimming....

On the other hand, not being familiar with European rodents...

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In the UK we have 2 types of rats, The Brown Rat (also known as water rat) and the sewer rat. The water rat also comes from the other well known water rodent, the water Vole. The vole is smaller in size and has a shorter tail but regularly gets mixed up with the rat family when seen in lakes/ditches etc. Hopes this helps. www.k9imageworld.com www.bevbarkerphotos.com
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