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