water rats

To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: water rats
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 17:00:02 +1100
I think I have written this before, so apologies to those who have read
it before. Some years ago, Maria and I were wandering through the
Floriade (Commonwealth Park) at night and came across several water rats
all contentedly munching on a Pacific Black Duck, under one of the
footpath bridges. We were drawn to the scene by the (presumed) sound of
the cracking bones as well as them scuttling around the scene. They did
not seem at all bothered by us standing only about a metre or two away.

Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Compston  
Sent: Saturday, 2 January 2010 1:09 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: water rats

Anyone wanting to know more about the water rat seen at Norgrove Park  
should go to Google water rats.  Pass by all the references to the TV  
series of that name till you come to

Australian Water Rats! Tropical Rain Forest, North Queensland.

Good information there.  We also have seen the one at Norgrove Park.   
It appeared to be hunting in the reeds beside the bridge nearest to  
Dawes Street--Printers Way corner. Also some time ago, we saw one  
beside the bridge at Jerrabomberra Wetlands


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