Field Vole, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Field Vole, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Field Vole, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: Small vole observed at the base of the Hills near main allotment gate. This individual was deceased but no apparent sign of injury other than displaced hair along flanks (Photo 1 taken in-situ). This individual was approximately 9cm in length (head & bod

Small vole observed at the base of the Hills near main allotment gate. This individual was deceased but no apparent sign of injury other than displaced hair along flanks (Photo 1 taken in-situ). This individual was approximately 9cm in length (head & body, without tail) – see 20 pence size reference. Note grey-brown fur above (Photos 1,2) and creamy-grey fur below (Photo 3). The distinguishing feature appears to be the short tail which is roughly one third of body length. Also note how the long hair around the head partially covers the ears.