Water Vole

Arvicola amphibius

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The European water vole or northern water vole (Arvicola amphibius, included in synonymy: A. terrestris), is a semiaquatic rodent. It is often informally called the water rat, although it only superficially resembles a true rat. 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.

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  1. (c) Jakob Fahr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/42153225
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvicola_amphibius

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