One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of several rat-sized native marsupials and rodents.‘some kind of bush rat crept out on to the trail and started nosing around’
- ‘The bush rat study has been going now for about ten years.’
- ‘A bush rat looks very much like an introduced rat except they have a shorter tail, they can be fluffier, not as aggressive when you catch them and they have a very unique smell.’
- ‘How they would go in competition is another thing with other bush rats from other places, but in terms of their apparent fertility, their apparent appearance, they're quite healthy animals.’
- ‘Would a dinner of roast bush rat give you a case of the Terminal Aztec Two-Step?’
- ‘These are bush rats who used to be part of a major mainland population now isolated as tiny populations.’
- ‘Deny's precise data contributed substantially to knowledge of bush rats, pygmy possums, and other small creatures which shared his home.’
- ‘Fourteen islands off the coast of South Australia have provided a natural laboratory for research into genetic diversity among bush rats cut off from mainland populations.’
- ‘So when he joined the television circus of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, many predicted that it wasn't just the bush rats nesting near the camp that were in for a rude shock.’
- ‘He was pretty good with the spear gun on the bush rats too.’
- ‘Small mammals such as bush rats and marsupial carnivores survived the fires by hiding under boulders and in damp rock crevasses.’
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