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Invasive Species — Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
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Please obey Alaska’s laws regarding deleterious exotic wildlife. If you see a rat in Alaska, please contact ADF&G right away at 1-800-INVASIVE. Don’t buy or transfer a pet rat other than sterile, albino rats. If you live near an area where a large-scale rat eradication project is planned, take part in the public process and attend public meetings to provide comments and learn more about what you might be able to do to help. Above all, never release a rat into the wild under any circumstances; rats have a high reproductive rate and spread rapidly.