patricklaurie's picture

Dead vole?

Observed: 12th March 2011 By: patricklauriepatricklaurie’s reputation in Mammals

Found in the jaws of a dead weasel which had been hit by the side of a road through open moorland and rough grasses. Is it a vole, a short tailed vole or what? I see them frequently, but never got round to identifying them once and for all...

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jonmortin's picture

The short tail suggests Field

The short tail suggests Field Vole but the fur colour (and tail colour) suggest Bank Vole. So I'm not sure!

Syrphus's picture

The tail is far too short for

The tail is far too short for Bank V, and the back not nearly red enough. See



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Gill Sinclair's picture

Field vole

I agree with field vole because of the short tail.

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