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Meadow Vole

Meadow Vole Nose
Sniff Sniff

Many times people bring me the strangest things for a number of reasons . . . 1) to help identify . . . 2) they are injured and needs to be rehabilitated or 3) they have no clue what to do with it! Late last spring/early summer someone had brought me this cute Meadow Vole because they found it stuck in the dog food container. I held onto it for a short time (to capture a few pictures and observe) before releasing it in the back yard!! These are just a few of the photos that I captured!

Meadow Vole head
Up close head shot of the Meadow Vole

Meadow Vole2
The Meadow Vole in my Fish Tank

Meadow Vole Release Meadow Vole Release 1
The Meadow Vole Release

Meadow Vole Release 3
It said “good bye” before . . .

Meadow Vole Release 4
……it decided to run away!!


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9 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    There is one of these cute little creatures that lives around my patio. He fusses at me when I am out there sometimes. It is sort of funny. I hear a little eee eee eee then see the leaves/mulch humping and bumping along. I rarely see it except for skittering across a path. Great photos.

    29 September 2009 at 7:57 am

  2. MObugs41

    HOW CUTE!!! What a sweet little mammal. Great shot of his tiny little nose.

    29 September 2009 at 10:36 am

  3. Very cute little guy. I love to see their tunnels in the grass. I recall there is a whole section about them in Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.

    29 September 2009 at 11:21 am

  4. He is cute but oh so destructive of flower bulbs! Wonderful shots.

    29 September 2009 at 11:22 am

  5. He is adorable-my cats are always sneaking those little guys into my house. Sadly they are usually dead by the time I find them…

    29 September 2009 at 12:55 pm

  6. Pretty trusting for a prey item.

    1 October 2009 at 10:49 am

  7. I love that first photo..
    nice release!

    7 October 2009 at 1:58 pm

  8. Grace

    He sure has a lot of whiskers!

    15 October 2009 at 10:10 pm

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