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Observed: 26th October 2012 By: Stuart McMaster
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Description:

Cherry stone. What made the hole? This is one of hundreds found in a root hollow at the base of a cherry tree.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Mouse
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Stuart McMaster's picture

Nibbled cherry stone

What has nibbled this stone? It was one of hundreds found in the root hollow of a wild cherry tree in woodland habitat.

ih566's picture

Probably a field mouse - if

Probably a field mouse - if you look carefully around the hole you can see tooth marks. I find them in little caches under my wood pile.

D.M.H.'s picture

And only found in that

And only found in that hollow?

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DerekCrawley's picture

wood mouse or bank vole

both leave teeth marks on inside rim of hole but wood mice also leave tooth marks on outside edge which i can not see so would suggest bank vole