Ship Rat

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Tracking tunnel paper showing rat, stoat and weta tracks.

The rat footprints (B) are distinguished by the line drawn between toes 1 and 4 on the forefoot, which bisects the centre pad (or can be slightly behind it). The line in the stoat footprint (A) is in front of the central pad (typical of mustelids). The rat species is unclear here because the size of Norway rat, ship rat and kiore footprints can be the same, depending on a rat's age.

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council