Caption: Timelapse footage of a decomposing rat (Rattus norvegicus). Carrion beetles (Silphidae) and other animals are feeding on the rat's tissues, exposing its skeleton beneath its fur. This is the sixth in a series of nine clips showing the decomposition of the rat over two weeks. For the full sequence, see clips K003 2675-2683.

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Keywords: animal, animals, beetle, beetles, brown rat, burying beetle, carcass, carrion, dead, death, decay, decaying, decomposing, decomposition, detritus, eating, fauna, feeding, footage, fur, head, insect, insects, larva, leaf litter, nature, pest, rat, rattus norvegicus, rodent, saprophagous, saprophagy, silphidae, speeded up, time-lapse, timelapse, wide shot, wildlife

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Decomposing rat

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Duration: 00:00:10.18

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

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