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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Invasion of the Black Rat Rattus rattus
Karin Lisa Sirjoo
Both species share the same interest in food sources
General encounters cause confrontation between species
Climate factors affect the population growth of the Black Rat
Deer mice is native to the California Channel Islands
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 overlap