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vole

free-living, small rodent often described as a country rat because of its resemblance to a rat and its disinclination to associate with humans. They are hoarders, live in burrows and eat plant material. Like lemmings, also members of the subfamily Microtinae, they experience massive surges in population, followed by mass migrations and very heavy mortalities. There are several genera including Arvicola, Clethrionomys and Microtus.

vole bacillus
see mycobacteriummicroti.
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The new analysis of records led by the Wildlife Trusts revealed a decline of 30% in the areas where water voles live from 2006 to 2015.
Water voles were once a common sight on waterways, especially on the ancient reens and ditches of the Gwent Levels between Chepstow and Cardiff.
Funds raised will enable staff and volunteers to place another 500 voles into more than 100 release pens in remote parts of Kielder in June and August.
Voles are the most prolific when they have abundant amounts of vegetation and cover.
Those studies revealed that male voles who drink heavily are more likely to cheat compared to voles who are more moderate drinkers.
We live-trapped voles seasonally (every 4 months) during March 2013-March 2015.
The Restoring Ratty project has set out to return the animals to the area after a 30-year absence, with a further 350 water voles due to be released in August.
AN EFFORT to protect the rare water vole in Wales received a boost recently after a survey indicated a healthy population had survived the winter at a nature reserve near Newport.
Trapping in 1986 where rock voles had been present in 1982 (Christian and Daniels, 1985) showed their continued presence at all 17 sites (Christian, pers.
Taxonomically, moles and voles exhibit poignant anatomical differences.
We captured California voles in artichoke fields in the Castroville area, Monterey County, California, during 2627 April 2012.
The water voles were relocated from Fingringhoe Wick on the Essex coast by the Environment Agency, the Wildlife Trusts and project partners.