isn’t that a Water Rat - (Hydromys chrysogaster)?
From: Con Boekel [
Sent: Friday, 15 July 2016 4:16 PM
To: canberrabirds chatline
Subject: Crace Pond Swamp Rat
A Swamp Rat can now be seen from time to time swimming around Crace Pond.
When the Coot see it on the surface, they follow it from a distance.
Also present this morning: Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Wood Duck (copulating yesterday), Non-Pacific Black Duck (quite a ferocious fight between two of them this morning), Purple Swamphen.