Picture:Kath Tuft

Native Aussie rat survives sticky situation

Their wooden homes are stuck together with pee and have stood longer than the pyramids.

Once abundant across semi-arid regions of southern Australia, the Greater Stick-Nest Rat, Leporillus conditor, was pushed to the brink of extinction in the 20thCentury by competition for food from livestock and rabbits and the introduction of predatory foxes and feral cats.

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