Samuel Perfect's picture

Bank Vole?

Observed: 13th August 2012 By: Samuel Perfect
August 2012 285
  • Bank Vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    Likely ID
    Small vole species
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Gill Sinclair's picture

Fur colour

Actually, having had a second look at the fur colour, I'm not even sure it is that reddish!, so definitely just 'small vole'.

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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Samuel Perfect's picture

Thanks Gill for the comment.

Thanks Gill for the comment. In all honesty I was doubtful it would be positively identifiable but grateful for your opinion.

the naturalist man's picture


Unfortunately, Gill is right you can not see enough of the animal to be sure what species it is. This is complicated more by the fact you are in Germany where it could be a common vole (Microtus arvalis) which are very similar to bank voles.

Graham Banwell

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