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water rat

1. any of several small amphibious rodents, esp the water vole or the muskrat
2. any of various amphibious rats of the subfamily Hydromyinae, of New Guinea, the Philippines, and Australia
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McNally J (1960) The biology of the water rat Hydromys chrysogaster Geoffroy (Muridae: Hydromyinae) in Victoria.
They include everything from the very small delicate mouse to large (frightfully large, actually) tree rat, various common field mice and even the infamous the carnivorous water rat. They cover the animals' evolution, ecology, diversity, reproductive biology, dietary adaptations, social behavior and migration, with close attention to rodent parasites and diseases, features of gastrointestinal tracts, distribution of the various species since the arrival of Europeans, and conservation programs.
The Wind in the Willows is a full-color graphic novel adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic anthropomorphic fable following the adventures of the humble Mole, the river-loving Water Rat, the gruff yet wise Badger, and the fabulously wealthy yet all-too-easily worked-up Toad.
I studied the relationship between sex and infestation with ectoparasites in the water rat Scapteromys aquaticus from La Plata river marshland, Argentina.
A self-described "water rat" who went to high school in Venice, Shields has helped guard Sarasota beaches--mostly Lido--for nearly 30 years.
Vaughan achieved the greatest accolade from the Royal Variety Club in his lifetime by being named a King Water Rat. Fellow Water Rats were at the service.
But whenever the Mole mentioned him to the Water Rat, the answer was always the same.
But the rat is not asleep, it's a water rat and it gnaws, as water rats will, from down below with teeth at the sleeping swan.
She presents a November landscape, with a pool where the old pike stalks his prey, the water rat survives along the shore, and the owl looks out across the fields.
"There is nothing-absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats," declares the Water Rat in The Wind in the Willows.
Vaughan invited Marks to his show at the London Palladium and, before long, Vaughan, Jimmy Tarbuck, Edmundo Ross and Danny La Rue were the puzzled owners of a two-year-old called Jazz Singer, later followed by Razzamataz and Water Rat.
The water vole or water rat - Ratty from Wind in the Willows - is in danger of becoming extinct.