Rat or mouse? by helstor

Rat or mouse?

Met this little guy on my walk today. He was peeking out from a hole under the roots of a tree. I am not sure whether it is a rat or a wood or field mouse. I think mouse because it was small and quite curious and didn't mind me taking photos ;-)

Any rodent experts on 365?

I actually think this is a rat now. I looked at a shot I took of a wood mouse some years ago and also photos online and it looks like the wood mouse has larger, more rounded ears.
mouse. rats look menacing and nasty.
March 14th, 2018  
maybe a mouse
March 14th, 2018  
LOve the whiskers...sharp! fav
March 14th, 2018  
Sweet capture :)
March 14th, 2018  
very sweet
March 15th, 2018  
Looks very rat like to me, though nothing to judge his size on. Great shot.
March 15th, 2018  
It looks like a brown rat to me :)
March 15th, 2018  
@roachling Thanks Louise. I knew you would know ;-)
March 16th, 2018  
Nice capture! It is cute...as long as it isn't in my house! :)
March 16th, 2018  
Yes, I'm thinking rat too. I went off them after we had a 'resident rodent' for months and it was too big to fit in any of the mousetraps... (the cats were in disgrace of course) Cute pic though :)
March 17th, 2018  
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