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Field vole

Observed: 19th July 2012 By: John OzJohn Oz’s reputation in MammalsJohn Oz’s reputation in Mammals

A little hidden, but I didn't want to disturb too much

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Tail length?

The usual question! Did you see the tail length in relation to the body? (although the colour of the fur does look more like field vole).
It looks a bit 'rough' as if it's ill or has escaped an attack.

Gill Sinclair
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Yep, certainly had the characteristic short tail. But you're right, it didn't seem to have too much energy to scuttle away, and to me the eyes didn't look fully open. No obvious signs of any damage, and all limbs functioning, but as you say could be sick.

John Oz