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Squashed Vole - Temperley's Tread

Observed: 14th July 2012 By: MilvusMilvus is knowledgeable about MammalsMilvus’s earned reputation in MammalsMilvus’s earned reputation in Mammals
Squashed vole 1
Squashed vole
Description:

Bank vole, which had presumably been stood on and was therfore 'laterally flattened'. Gingery-toned pelage, relativley long tail for a vole. Photographs by Marjorie Baillie.

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Bank vole

The tail is at the shorter end of the bank vole's range but the colour is right.

Keith, I'm a little puzzled - if it were stood on why is it laterally flattened? Was it perhaps rolling over when some big footed clod stood on it? or perhaps the person was lying on their side and kicked out squashing a passing vole against a tree or some such?

OK, I assume you mean it was dead before someone stood on it?

Graham Banwell

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