Sunday, February 21, 2010

Vole

I've never seen a vole before.  My best guess is that this is a Southern Red-backed Vole.  This one shoots out of a small hole in the snow and grabs a sunflower seed under the bird feeder and then disappears back into the hole.  You can't blame them for being skittish.  They are low on the food chain, being a favorite meal of raptors, weasels and coyotes.







2 comments:

  1. So cute! I've never seen one just standing around.

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  2. Are you sure that's not a rat?

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