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Known as the Rakali this secretive and rarely seen large rodent is found in riparian zone along Sportsman Creek. They hunt invertebrates, molluscs and frogs at night using partially webbed-hind feet and water proof fur. Once commercially hunted for their fur, Water Rat are widely dispersed through Australia and are usually a good indicator for water quality and invertebrate numbers. Water Rat should not be confused with Bush or Black Rat and live completely different lives.

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