Friday, September 30, 2016

Fact of the Day: American Rats

Like Caucasians born in America, many rat species we commonly know of are not indigenous to the Americas. They first arrived here on ships from Europe.  

11 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Good ole European.

Martha said...

Oh, that's interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Guess they wanted to see a new land indeed

Christine said...

Oh wow, great fact.

Terri said...

Lots of interesting and not so great things were brought over.
Rats should have stayed at home though, that's my thought.
Have a great Friday!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Stowaways!

Jen said...

You always post such interesting things!

Moscow Blogger said...

mememe

stephen Hayes said...

I guess the ever-popular Norwegian brown rat came from...Norway?

Huggybear said...

Rats arrived in Australia in the same way.
Filthy bloody creatures.
Colin

Caro * said...

Very nice fact. This photo is very cute. Have a great weekend ! :)