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A large rat-like African rodent found in wetlands south of the Sahara. It is often a pest of sugar plantations.
- ‘Wild-caught cane rat is commonly eaten, so captive breeding will not alter the traditional lifestyle, only make it easier.’
- ‘The giant rat, the cane rat, the common house mouse, and other species of rats and mice are all eaten.’
- ‘Squirrels, cane rats, gerbils, and mice are known from the smaller fossils.’
- ‘Fear soon gave way to thrill, though, as we watched him run off with a huge cane rat in his mouth.’
- ‘In sugar cane plantations cane rats and mice cause havoc.’
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