Rakali - Hydromys

I refuse to call these critters Water Rats. Too many Australia mammals just get labelled "rats". It generates negative thoughts toward Australian Wildlife and shows a big problem Australia has in trying to conserve our natural biodiversity, when much of our precious wildlife are considered vermin. Enjoy this podcast and open your mind 

We are on the lookout for the water rat, also known as the Rakali. 'It's quite distinct, it's semi-aquatic so it spends a lot of its time in water, and it's filling the same niche as otters,' says Professor Peter Banks from the University of Sydney.