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The Water Rat is one of the largest Australian native rodents and lives near permanent bodies of brackish and fresh water. It is one of the only two amphibious mammals in Australia, the platypus being the other. They are considered to be Australia's otter.
Water rats eat a variety of crustaceans, insects, frogs, fish and mussels.
The biggest threat to the Water Rat is the pollution of waterways.

 

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