Rabe Skull Replica measures 2.3 inches. Rabe Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in the USA. Known as the Australian Water Rat

The Rabe dwells in freshwater lakes and rivers throughout Australia and Tasmania and on offshore islands. They are also found on New Guinea.

The Rabe individuals live mainly near permanent fresh water. They live on land but depend on the water for food. Also present along the coastline, H. chrysogaster do not need completely fresh water.

The Rabe or Australian Water Rat feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks, and fish, although they have been observed feeding on aquatic insects, frogs, house mice, the eggs and young of waterfowl, poultry, and turtles, and even attacking bats.

Rabe have also been observed eating cane toads, an introduced species that is toxic to many other predators.

They often have a favorite feeding platform on which they collect piles of food before eating it. Hoarding food in the nest site is also common. Mussels are opened by their strong incisors.

By eating pond snails, Australian water rats or Rabe also protect livestock from the parasites that are transmitted through snails.

The Rabe is a least-concern species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation because the specific species is still plentiful in the wild.

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