1891R. RussellNatal 34There are also jackals, wild or hunting-dogs..cane-rats, hares, rabbits, rock-rabbits, and field and house rats and mice.
1907J.P. FitzpatrickJock of Bushveld 339There were the cane rats..as big and tender as small suckling-pigs.
1931Guide to Vertebrate Fauna of E. Cape Prov. (Albany Museum)I. 18The Cane-Rat, A stout animal with no true fur, the hairs being very coarse and bristly like small quills, a short rat-like tail, short rounded ears and blunt snout...They strip the bark of trees and are very destructive to sugar cane.
1971C.M. Van der Westhuizen inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.III. 17Cane-rat, Inhabits dense vegetation in the vicinity of water.
1990Skinner & SmithersMammals of Sn Afr. Subregion 228Agricultural development in the growing of crops such as maize, sugar-cane and pineapples has greatly improved the habitat for the greater canerat and..they can be a problem.
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