[NAFEX] off topic - voles?

Bruce Hansen brucehansen at acd.net
Mon Nov 4 14:00:08 EST 2002


Don't think so. They have small ears and a rat/mouse like tail.

Bruce
z5, MI

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Hi,

Would they be like 2-3 week old rabbits?

Tom

--
Southwest Ontario
Canada Hardiness Zone 6a
(similar to US zone 5)

On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Bruce Hansen wrote:

> Ginda:
>
> In my experience voles are larger than mice and have a roundish, plump
body'
>
> Bruce
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-admin at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
> Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 9:44 AM
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> Subject: [NAFEX] off topic - voles?
>
>
> 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
> seen.
>
> 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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