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Water_vole  Arvicola amphibius,Geotagged,United Kingdom,european water vole Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

The European water vole or northern water vole, ''Arvicola amphibius'' , is a semi-aquatic rodent. It is often informally called the water rat, although it only superficially resembles a true rat....hieroglyph snipped... Water voles have rounder noses than rats, deep brown fur, chubby faces and short fuzzy ears; unlike rats their tails, paws and ears are covered with hair.

In the wild, on average, water voles only live about five months. Maximum longevity in captivity is 2 and a half.. more

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by stephen whittaker
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By stephen whittaker

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2013. Captured Sep 7, 2012 13:02 in 134 Marine Court, Centurion Way, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1ZX, UK.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/5.6
  • 10/8000s
  • ISO1600
  • 400mm