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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris)


The water vole (Arvicola terrestris) is the largest and most famous of the British voles. 'Ratty' in Kenneth Grahame'sWind in the Willows was not a rat, but a water vole; water rat is a local name for the species. Water voles have a short hair-covered tail, a blunt, rounded nose, and a small chubby face with small ears. They have a rich chestnut-brown coat, but individuals in Scotland often have black fur. The fur traps air that provides thermal insulation when swimming, and they also possess flaps of skin in the ear that prevent water from entering. 






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51 comments:

  1. Superb images Bob. Super little animals.

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  2. Superb shots Bob!
    Happy weekend
    Crissi

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  3. Hello Bob, your Water Vole is adorable. Awesome photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Good information, Bob ... And great pictures ;)
    Good weekend.
    A hug

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  5. Hello Bob,
    Did not know. But until this mouse is beautiful in sus picture!
    Big hug

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  6. He is so cute ! Cute cute cute with his apple ! His french name is "campagnol". I love them ! So, Ratty from "Wind in the Willows" is a vole.
    Thank you Bob and nice weekend !

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  7. oh, my goodness! so cute! but why the rodents all have those gnarly yellow/orange teeth! :)

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  8. Water rats like Apple too.
    They might know an apple can keep the doctor away.

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  9. Hi Bob!:) Great capture! If I see one now I'll know it's a Water Vole. Thanks for the information.

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  10. bet he couldn't believe his good fortune.

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  11. Hola Bob,excelente toma de la Rata de agua,especie poco extendida en mi zona y escasa.Un abrazo y feliz domingo amigo.

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  12. Awesome captures of this adorable critter! Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Una estupenda secuencia de imágenes gracias al señuelo de la manzana.
    Un abrazo,

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  14. This touches the heart, Bob. Bless you








    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral

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  15. Kinda looks like a mini-beaver--- without a big flat tail of course.... Great shots.

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  16. great pictures Bob ! den er jå søt på en måte :-)

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  17. Funny!!!.. :-))) Nice pictures Bob and beautiful cover.. Cheers..

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  18. I have seen these at Magor, great little things and great photos.

    peter

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    1. Ha ha, that is where I found them, lovely at the moment. The Government is going to build an extension motorway, REALLY BAD............................................

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  19. They are cute chaps and I imagine pretty fun to observe. Your banner looks great Bob~

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  20. Super shots, Bob. He seems quite interested in his dinner, doesn't he?

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  21. Beautiful, and may God protect him!

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  22. Bob, cute little beggar! Looks like he has a taste for apples!

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  23. Hope he had his fill!
    Superb captures.

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  24. Love your new header!
    These are lovely photos! Who put the apple there? :-)
    Enjoy your Sunday Bob!

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  25. wonderful photos, I'd love to see a water vole...

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    1. You may see one, but not in Edinburgh, ha ha ha. Actually, It is infrequently recorded from parts of northern Scotland.

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  26. A water vole....a new critter for me. Their teeth are orange ... like our Nutrias.
    Also, love the duck in the post below.

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    1. They are similar, especially their orange teeth, thanks Anni.

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  27. Gorgeous pictures!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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  28. I am reading The Wind in the Willows right now, because somehow I had missed doing so as a child, or even when my daughter and grandson were small! What a serious omission to my literary education (and theirs!). I am happy to learn that Rat is a Water Vole because it's much harder to imagine a benevolent, kind and sharing rat somehow. Easier to see this fine fellow in the role. Great photos! Thanks for giving me the info too!

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  29. Il apprécie beaucoup la pomme Jolies photos

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  30. Bonsoir j'adore j'adore ce petit coquin et alors il doit les aimer les pommes gros bisous

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  31. Wow ... I was enchanted, Bob, just amazing.

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  32. Wow, wow, wow , wat een prachtige en leuke serie Bob !
    ik heb genoten , Thanks ,
    gr, Annie

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  33. Que curiosos los momentos que has captado.

    Saludos.

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  35. More fabulous images, Bob! You really have a gift with your photography. I'd love to get that close to the creatures I photograph and with the clarity you get!

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