Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Rats and Voles - Essentially, it's Down to Bluntness

I hope these comparison shots are helpful for looking at the differences between rats and water voles. A similar size, but the muzzle of a rat is much pointier, and the ears more prominent. At the other end of the animal, the tail of a rat is pink and scaly where a water vole's is brown and furred.


Countryside Tales said...

That's a really useful set of pictures and nicely illustrates the differences. I'm just about to start a regular monthly WV survey on a local river here, which I'm looking forward to. I may even manage some pics of WV myself at last! :-)

Kate said...

Ooh, I'll look forward to that!