Monday, 13 April 2015
Fantastic Photo - Water Vole Eating a Fish!
This amazing shot comes from Iain Green, and proves what's long been suspected: that water voles enjoy a sneaky bit of non-vegetarian food on the sly.
There is one other recorded example I know of a water vole eating fish, and it's mentioned in a book by S A Ryder, where a captive pregnant female was observed feasting on a dead perch.
It's quite possible the vole in Iain's picture is also pregnant, and needing extra protein.