copplestone1's picture

_MG_9578

Observed: 18th June 2011 By: copplestone1copplestone1’s reputation in Mammalscopplestone1’s reputation in Mammals
_MG_9578
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

the naturalist man's picture

Bank vole

Dumpy small animal, small eyes and ears show this to be a vole. The longish tail indicate bank vole over field vole.

Graham Banwell

Visit the iSpot Yorkshire forum for information on events, issues and news relating to 'God's own country'
http://www.ispot.org.uk/forum/8411

Gill Sinclair's picture

Bank vole

Agree bank vole on basis of tail length. But the fur on this one doesn't look very reddish does it? Because it's wet?

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
www.gillsinclair.net
Twitter @Gill_Sinclair

the naturalist man's picture

Bank vole

I agree Gill, the fur does look rather dark. I think it is because it is wet, look at the fur on the mouse I assume was caught at the same time:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/167154

It also looks wet and has dark, unkempt fur - it almost looks scruffy enough to be a house mouse!

Graham Banwell

Visit the iSpot Yorkshire forum for information on events, issues and news relating to 'God's own country'
http://www.ispot.org.uk/forum/8411