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Rat or Vole??

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Offline JSW099

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« on: June 09, 2018, 01:49 AM »
Hi All,

I found this animal running alongside the bank of the Rio Genil, this is the only photo I managed to get before it disappeared into the shrubs.
Is it the Brown Rat(Rattus novegicus) or the Southern Water Vole (Arvicola sapidus)?
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Syd

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 20:14 PM »
oohhhhhhh!

Its got a stubby nose and a short hairy tail so I am going for vole! :)

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 02:01 AM »
Hi Clive,

Thank you so much, I was really looking for confirmation, as I have many slip-ups with subjects.

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Syd