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Rat or vole?

Observed: 19th March 2013 By: khyde
rat or vole?

Can anyone tell me whether this is a rat or a water vole? It's been coming on and around our bird table for a few days now.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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many thanks

Thank you all for your help. I was beginning to think I was a bit optimistic in hoping it was a vole.

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This specimen seems to contradict its entry, in EOL, as "nocturnal" and "a poor climber".

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No-rules rats

I don't think brown rats have rules as long as there's food to be had:-)

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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