See swamp rat.
- Larger animals such as vlei rats and even small antelopes are preferred, if they can be easily taken.
- Poles, used as raptor perches, dot the veld and encourage the predators of vlei rats and striped field mice, mainly Jackal Buzzard, to catch the rats which are a menace to young trees.
- Serval prey mainly on rodents, especially vlei rats, and show a marked preference for tall grassland habitat situated near water.
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