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Water Vole

Arvicola amphibius

Description:

Water rat? Water vole? Photograph was taken on the canal bank

Habitat:

Canal bank

Notes:

Late afternoon, autumn

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2 Comments

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 3 years ago

Thanks, it was on the same walk that I saw a Stoat or Weasel take a rabbit in a group of trees on the canal bank. The photograph was too blurred to use.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 3 years ago

Oooh that's definitely a water vole (though they are sometimes also called water rats)! And that's excellent news too, they've suffered severe declines in the UK. What a find!!

Harborough, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.50, Long: -0.91

Spotted on May 10, 2000
Submitted on May 9, 2011

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