Bank Vole Myodes glareolus
- Small sized mammal
- Blunt muzzle
- Small inconspicuous ears
- Fur is a rich dark brown all over the body
- Tail is approximately 50% of the length of the body and head length. It is dark on top and pale below.
- Body fur colour is reddish brown on the back and a creamy-grey underneath
Bank voles are herbivores and are associated with woodland, scrub habitats. They can be recorded during small mammal trapping surveys.
Other identification clues:
Bank voles have a distinctive way of eating hazelnuts. They leave a clean hole without gnaw marks on the outer edge of the hole. The circular hole has a chiselled edge.