LARGE BANDICOOT RAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

LARGE BANDICOOT RAT

LARGE BANDICOOT RAT

DESCRIPTION: A large dark brown, nearly black, rat with coarse fur, at first sight it provokes revulsion in most people. It is dark overall, as both the feet and tail are black, and the underside is only slightly greyer compared with the rest of the body.

BEHAVIOUR: It lives in a single burrow system that has large openings on the surface.

DISTRIBUTION: B.i. indica: throughout India. Except in the north–east, northern West Bengal eastwards  and Western Ghats .

HABITAT: Alongside human habitation and farms, except in deserts and mountains.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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