Saturday, 14 May 2016

On the run

Look who I've just met in the garden.

I'm fairly sure that it's a field vole, if only because these are reckoned to be the commonest mammal in the UK. The Mammal Society suggest that there are 75,999,999 others.

So where are they all? I mean, the UK population of humans is only 64.1 million.

The answer is, that if you want to win at Hide-and-Seek, don't play it with a field vole.

I am pretty sure (from its surprisingly slow efforts to outrun me, compared with mice which almost break the sound barrier), that it is heavily pregnant.  So, more field voles then.

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