Species Code: RARA
Breeding Range Map
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Map with historical museum records
The Black Rat is primarily associated with human habitation, mostly around wharves in coastal cities and along bays and coast where there is a zone of beach grass and tidal debris. It doesn't compete well with the Norwegian Rat.
Range is limited to the coast and Columbia River on the west side and the Wenatchee area on the east. Core zones were all of the lowest elevation. Good habitat is developed area in all zones where it is known to occur. On the west side, low elevation rivers, estuaries, and beaches are good.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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