We have recently had a number of queries about this fascinating little rodent. In response our team has gone out and taken new pictures of this shy creature, and updated the vlei rat profile on our website. The pic on the left shows the strictly vegetarian vlei rat enjoying an afternoon snack of a keurboom flower. The pic on the right is a vlei rat enjoying the afternoon sun at the entrance of its nest. Their nests and burrows are in the long grasses near the Tow Path and in the area west of the tennis courts.