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06-12-2020, 15:10   #1
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identification - vole?

Am I right in thinking this is a vole?
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06-12-2020, 15:14   #2
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Yes, bank or field vole.
We have one that visits the patio for seeds.
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10-12-2020, 13:51   #3
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Thanks, first time ive seen one of these.
Any idea which one it is?
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Baby tribble?
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Google the two and compare measurements. One is smaller than the other, and colouring is slightly different.
I don't know how big your hands are so can't be sure ðŸ˜
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Oh, and don't feed it after midnight or get it wet.😀
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Hmmm the cat brought in another one today.

This one, unfortunately, was dead but it gave me a chance to examine it properly.

Length 10cm, tail 2.5cm.

This would say field vole, rather than bank vole?

Problem is.... field voles are not supposed to be in Ireland...

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Hey there DRDonkey

Just wondering which county you're based in. Definitely look like field voles. Saw an article in 2012 reporting a small population in both east and west Antrim. Remain's were found in the pellet's of 2 pair's of short eared owl's. The 2 pair's of short eared owl's having record success in raising their young.
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