The Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

Body: Large and bulky

Fur: Coarse, brown

Belly color: Gray to grayish, with a brown underbelly

Weight: 7 to 18 ounces

Length: About 16 inches long

Tail: Scaly and shorter than the length of the head and body combined

Ears: Small with no fur

Location: Found across the U.S.

Droppings: 3/4-inch long

Fun fact: The Norway rat is not really from Norway; they are believed to have originated in China.

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