Water Vole Arvicola amphibius (formerly A. terrestris)

Water Vole
Water Vole with carrot shaving
Water Vole by bank
The Water Vole also called the European or Northern Water Vole, lives on banks by lakes, ponds and waterways in Northern and Central Europe.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole
Although sometimes called a Water Rat and superficially resembling a rat, the Water Vole is much furrier with a vole's rounder face, lower-set, hairy ears which don't stick up and hair on its feet and tail.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole
The endearing Water Vole was nearly wiped out by the actions of humans: either directly killed being mistaken for a rat or preyed on by feral, non-native mink released into the wild by people. It is now making a comeback through careful re-introduction and monitoring.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole
Its diet is almost entirely vegetation.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole
It swims well and spends a lot of time in the water.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole
It swims well and spends a lot of time in the water.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Water Vole I must go to the bank