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You dirty

Observed: 25th September 2012 By: Selborne Society
Selborne Society
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0102 Brown Rat_D_08
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the naturalist man's picture

Brown rat

Interesting curl in the tail, I wonder if it is a fluke of the photo or a genetic abnormality?

Graham Banwell

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Not sure

I didn't look obviously out of place in the field but I was really just taking a random photograph for an iSpot demonstration I was doing rather than carefully studying it.

Gill Sinclair's picture

Curled tail

I just assumed that it had had a narrow escape from some trap and dragged its tail out, resulting in the same effect you get when you run that decorative curling ribbon through scissors when you're wrapping presents (or not, in my case - I hate wrapping presents and it is a necessity not an artform:-))

Gill Sinclair
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the naturalist man's picture

curly tail

Interesting idea Gill, could well be something of that sort!

Graham Banwell

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