Wonderful Water Voles
Today's post is about the Wonderful Water Vole, my favourite mammal.
Water Voles, sometimes mistaken for rats have a silky coat which are normally yellowish-brown to dark brown. It has a blunt nose, a rounded body and a long hairy tail, with males being slightly larger than the females.
Once a common and familiar mammal, over the last 20 years it has suffered a dramatic decline. Their numbers have declined by more than 90%, because of the introduction of American Mink which are preying on them and also because of the loss of habitat.