False Water Rat
This endangered species has only 17 specimens and had been discovered on
1978. It is difficult to the biologists to study these creatures because
they live in the swamps and estuaries of Northern Australia.
Just like other rat, it is about 15 cm from the nose to tip of tail; it
doesn’t have flattened head and partly webbed feet. This land living rat
catches their food in or near water and can be easily mistaken for other
terrestrial rat species.
It has a dark grey fur and water resistant
which helps by feeding mangroves and
catching live crabs longer than it. It has an adapted tooth which is for
crushing the hard shell of shell fish.
The Survival of this species has been threatened by draining of swamps,
sand mining, homes and clearing for recreation.