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Field Vole Hole

Observed: 15th September 2011 By: Michelle Adams
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Field Vole hole
Description:

Evidence of a field vole hole situated on the outer perimeter of a hedgerow. Looking at the environment I am predicting this is a 'live' hole (one of many) as it remains open and clean.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Hole

Field voles do not live in holes, they make nests above ground in dense grass or other vegetation; or under old corrugated metal sheeting or similar.

This is either a wood mouse or rat and from the apparent size (using the plants for scale) and its position I think it is a rat hole.

Graham Banwell

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