Invasion of the Black Rat Rattus rattus. Alexis Roque Karin Lisa Sirjoo. Introduction. Species: Rattus rattus Also Know as Ship Rat and Roof Rat Originated in Asia Found primarily around human habitations Mainly vegetarian diet.
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Karin Lisa Sirjoo
Black Rat affects Deer Mice in 2 ways:
1. Increasing Predation & Competition
2. Introducing new parasites & diseases
Parasite: Whipworm - Trichuris muris
Habitat and foraging behavior overlapBlack Rat Vs. Deer Mice