Thursday, 2 June 2011

Individual Voles

I was hugely impressed by the lady on Springwatch two nights ago who could identify specific adders on her local reserve by their skin patterns. Voles have no such individual quirks, coat-wise. Except there are times I can ID a particular animal by its injuries - w-vs often pick up scars through fighting, and sometimes they get ticks, and very occasionally they have a patch of white on their fur as with 'Spot' a few years back.
This adult female above has a a little fur loss round her eye which makes it look whiter than usual, so I can recognise her from day to day.

1 comment:

womagwriter said...

I love these photos - you can see the variation in fur colour clearly.