Leather pinions must be protected from rats, which eat them freely.
Rats and mice, especially the guayabita (Mus musculus), an extremely destructive rodent, are very abundant.
The spores of Rusts, Erysipheae an d other Fungi may be conveyed from plant to plant by snails; those of tree-killing polyporei, &c., by mice, rabbits, rats, &c., which rub their fur against the hymenophores.
The agouti and the armadillo are practically extinct and the only other mammals are ground squirrels, rats, a few other small rodents, and some bats.
13 the verse is cited, but reading dirar-ats ("deceits") for ay6 rats, and the oldest MSS.