Observations in the Family: Muridae

Common Name: Rats and Mice

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Countryside homicide

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By: jwichtjwicht’s reputation in Mammals
Location: briers louw nature reserve
Observed: 25th April 2017
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Rat

Mushroom meander 15 Apr 17 (46) (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 19th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Photo credit: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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Lots and lots

Mus minutoides - African Pygmy Mouse - Uitvlugt North 2017-04-02 1
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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 2nd April 2017
Added: 3rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Came across 20+ of these running across the road

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Mouse (Pretoria)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Pretoria - Voortrekker Rd
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 3rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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In a service manhole with a broken lid

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Foraging rat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 30th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Mini Mouse

Mus minutoides - Pygmy mouse - Uitvlugt North 2017-03-25 1
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Location: Dinokeng North - Uitvlugt South
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Found crossing the gravel road. Luckily he allowed enough time to snatch a couple of pics before darting off.
Body length ± 50mm

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Little cutie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Peekaboo

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th March 2017
Added: 20th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Kited

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 14th March 2017
Added: 19th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Field mouse -Jessica Goosen

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By: jessica.goosen..
Location: 2, Glenwood Ave
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 18th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Kgalagadi Small Mammal

Kgalagadi Small Mammal
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Location: Kgalagadi
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Rat in road

Rat in road
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Sweet Valley Road
Observed: 28th January 2017
Added: 29th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Am using roadkill as it was dead in the road - but no sign of having been ridden over: might have died of some other means …

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Tiny Rat

Tiny Rat
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Location: St Lucia 5
Observed: 27th January 2017
Added: 28th January 2017
Likely ID: Aethomys
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Cape Gerbil

Cape Gerbil
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Kalabaskraal E N7 twixt old road and railroad
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Cape Gerbil

Cape Gerbil
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Groenrivier W of N7 n of Klein Dassenberg Road
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Headless on the road

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Perdepoort
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Striped Mouse (Rondevlei)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 31st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Furry critter on dam wall path

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th December 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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streep muis

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By: kashiefa
Location: atlantic beach golf estates
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 9th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Stripe Fieldmouse

Stripe Fieldmouse
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Bontebok National Park Chalet 11 Langelsiekraal Campsite
Observed: 17th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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striped field mouse

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Tete veld rat

Tete veld rat
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Mjejane GR
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Hope this wasn't a poisoned scavenge

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 18th October 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Jackie's larder

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By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Gordonia Rd
Observed: 29th October 2016
Added: 8th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

The Fiscal shrike flew off as I approached. It had just spiked the skin/fur, the tail was already impaled on one of the Agave sisalana thorns. The tiny tortoise I posted previously is still impaled on a thorn. The fur and tail maybe that of a Vlei rat.

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rat nibbling a Pig's Ear

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st November 2016
Added: 2nd November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bush rat's "Lodge"

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Minwater
Observed: 15th October 2016
Added: 16th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Furry thing cached by jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 1st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mouse in flowers

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Location: Tygerberg Nature Reserve garden
Observed: 11th September 2016
Added: 11th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Tolerant rat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Otomys unisulcatus (Bush Vlei Rat)

 Otomys unisulcatus (Bush Vlei Rat)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
Observed: 11th May 2014
Added: 3rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

I don't know what killed this rat, maybe a bird?

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Species with which Rats and Mice (Muridae) interacts