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Volume 28, 1895
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Mr. A. C. Murray-Aynsley forwarded a letter, in which he stated that the black rat (Mus rattus) was common at Opawa, especially during the fruit season. He also sent a specimen, which was exhibited. Captain Hutton stated that this was the first recorded instance of its occurrence in Canterbury.