|The brown rat and the house mouse|
The brown rat and the house mouseThe rat came to the Faroe Islands on the Norwegian ship, The King of Prussia. The ship was on its way to Dublin, when it ran aground on the island of Lewis in Scotland. The shipwreck was driven north to Hvalba on Suðuroy in May 1768. The first rats arrived on the Faroe Islands via this wreck.
The mouse however was already on the Faroe Islands, when the first Norse Landnam settlers came here on their way to Iceland and Greenland.
CORDIALES SALUDOS / GOOD LUCK /
JUAN FRANCO CRESPO * STAMP JOURNALIST (AIPET)
SÀLVIA 8 (MAS CLARIANA)
E-43800 VALLS-TARRAGONA (ESPAÑA-SPAIN)