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

Kiore droppings are smaller than those of Norway rats and ship rats but are generally larger than those of house mice. They 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