wills's picture

Burrow

Observed: 27th January 2013 By: willswills’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

About 10 cm across with two other entrances to the side of the same size

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mydaea's picture

Rat or rabbit.

Rat or rabbit.

Alurophile's picture

Rabbit

It looks much too large for a Brown Rat. Rabbit, possibly. Rabbits usually have many burrow entrances. Fox is about that size but I don't think several exits would be adjacent to one another. Similarly with Badger.

A good trick with burrows is to look carefully at the TOP at the entrance, as hairs often rub off as the animal pushes inside.

Mydaea's picture

The caption says 10cm. The

The caption says 10cm. The ruler says quite a bit less. A CD is 12cm diameter, and even that would be a tight squeeze for an adult rabbit. Rat is most likely. Look for droppings, which are very different in rat and rabbit.

Alurophile's picture

Oh, I was looking at the

Oh, I was looking at the tape measure in situ.

the naturalist man's picture

Rat

I would go with rat based on size and there being a number of them in a row.

Graham Banwell

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