[NAFEX] off topic - voles?

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Sat Nov 2 09:44:08 EST 2002

My kittens found a new "outdoor toy" on Halloween.  It was about the 
size of a mouse, with short, grey mouse-like fur.  But the tail was 
shorter than an inch, and the face didn't look quite right for a mouse 
- maybe the ears were too small?  (The death-grimace didn't help the 
ID.)  Also, the rump seemed more square and chubby than the mice I've 

Is this a vole?

They have also killed a chipmunk, so I'm optimistic that they will 
improve the yeild of my currants next year.  :)

Ginda Fisher
eastern Mass., zone 6
A couple of hard frosts, and the leaves are starting to fall.

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