Brown Rat, (Rattus norvegicus), Brent Reservoir, also known as Welsh Harp Reservoir, Brent, London, United Kingdom

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The brown rat, also referred to as common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats. One of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and a similar tail length. Thought to have originated in northern China, this rodent has now spread to all continents except Antarctica, and is the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America—making it by at least this particular definition the most successful mammal on the planet after humans.With rare exceptions, the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas.
Location: Brent Reservoir, also known as Welsh Harp Reservoir, London, UK