Ship Rat

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Compare the droppings of the rodent species found in New Zealand.

Ship rat droppings are smaller than Norway rat droppings and have pointed ends. Norway rat droppings are 13.4 mm to 19.1 mm long, ship rat droppings are 6.8 mm to 13.8 mm long, kiore droppings 6.4 mm to 9.0 mm and house mouse droppings are 3.9 mm to 7.6 mm long. Kiore are not often found on the mainland.

Drawings: by Sonia Frimmel