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.
No interactions present.
Thank you all for your help. I was beginning to think I was a bit optimistic in hoping it was a vole.
This specimen seems to contradict its entry, in EOL, as "nocturnal" and "a poor climber".
I don't think brown rats have rules as long as there's food to be had:-)
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Lat/Lng: 52.633, -2.467
OS grid ref: SJ684040
It's about 80 metres up the side of the Ironbridge Gorge from the River Severn.