Rat (Rattus sp.)
Choa Chu Kang, 27th June 2011

This rat carcass was found on the KTM railway tracks that run through Choa Chu Kang. It might have been killed by a passing train.

This could be any of the following species of rat, which may be found in secondary growth and scrub in more rural areas of Singapore:

Oriental House Rat or Asian House Rat (Rattus tanezumi), formerly considered a subspecies of the Common House Rat or Black Rat (Rattus rattus)

Polynesian Rat (Rattus exulans)

Malaysian Wood Rat (Rattus tiomanicus)

Annandale’s Rat (Rattus annandalei)