DSC09172

DSC09172

Observation - DSC09172 - UK and Ireland. Description: I attach photographs of a 'den' I found today in amongst game cover of maize and sunflowers on the east side of a mixed (but predominately conifer) wood, which is approx 20m from a fenland drain (with water). The 'den' seemed to be heavily used and the pa

I attach photographs of a 'den' I found today in amongst game cover of maize and sunflowers on the east side of a mixed (but predominately conifer) wood, which is approx 20m from a fenland drain (with water). The 'den' seemed to be heavily used and the pathways very compacted, despite the damp weather lately, I was unable to detect any viable tracks. The holes are no bigger than a tennis ball and I wondered if it was Mink or Polecat ? I surveyed the area for some 20m and could find no evidence of any latrine which I thought might help me identify the residents ? There was no evidence of Brown Rats, and to be honest I have NEVER seen Brown Rats in this area .. however, I know that they are pretty much everywhere ! Can anyone help identify the occupants ?