Thursday, 28 June 2007

Chester Zoo again







This is a baby, and about the size of a field vole.



9 comments:

Dave said...

Have you been back today? They're a lot closer this time.

Kate said...

I have! I've treated myself to a season ticket, too! :)

Dave said...

Is the pond big enough for the raft?

Ruth and I are planning to go up sometime. I'll have to print off the earlier knowledge.

Sue said...

I love your photos. I did manage to find the water-vole area of Chester Zoo following your directions. Thank-you. We didn't see any water-voles though.

Kate said...

I think you have to hang around a fair bit; I must have spent about an hour just watching and waiting. Between the edge of the reed bed and the conifer seems to be a favourite run for them. Any sudden moves, though, and they're off.

Sue said...

It is not so easy to hang around for a bit with a three year old, a now just six year old and a ten year old. Sudden moves are also a problem.....

Kate said...

Been there!!! That's why I had to go back on my own...

dave said...

We took a trip to the zoo today and in between the lions; tigers; elephants and giraffes were treated to six vole sightings in by the reed beds – I’d say it was probably three voles in total. They seemed quite brave, letting me get to within about six feet. And what I didn’t know was they’re “free-range” and have the run of the zoo!

Kate said...

That's right. They have the best of all worlds there: human presence which reduces predators, but no associated litter or pollution. It's possible they'll get tamer as new generations are born accustomed to the noise around them.