Definition of vlei rat in English:

vlei rat

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noun

See swamp rat.
More example sentences
  • 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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