The Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) is a widespread species of rat which usually lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas.
It can easily be confused with the smaller Black Rat (Rattus rattus) which usually lives away from human settlements and is slightly smaller with a tail longer than its total body length.
I took these photos at a friend's backyard who has created a unique shelter on his property in Vledder, Drenthe.
After sunset, the lamps illuminate a beautiful backdrop where you can sit quietly in the shelter and secretly take pictures of the animals that pass by.
Vledder, The Netherlands, 30 July 2021