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Bank Vole

Observed: 16th October 2011 By: Roger GilbertRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

As this is burrowing into the soil I think it is evidence of Mole activity.
Thank you Graham for Bank Vole ID.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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rimo's picture

How big was the hole? It

How big was the hole? It looks very small for a mole, more the size you'd expect from a small rodent

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From memory about 2" or

in new money 5cm. Do voles and shrews burrow into soil ?

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Bank vole

Moles would produce more waste soil and rarely have exposed holes. This is a classic bank vole hole; if you put a thin stick down you'll find it goes straight down, they do this then do a 'U' turn.

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