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re:herbs to carns (umpity ump)

 From: "Cunningham, Betty" <bcunning@nssi.com>
 >        If rats are listed as one of the major contributors to the 
 >      endangerment of such things as the wildlife in Hawaii, and as a 
 >      contributor to such things as the extinction of the Dodo, wouldn't it 
 >      follow that it was a carnivorous herbivore? 
 >        Or is it so UNspecialised as to what it eats that it doesn't fit in 
 >      a niche of herbivore-only or carnivore-only? 

The latter.  The Norway Rat is best considered a generalized omnivore,
much like humans. (I.e., it eats anything).

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