Thursday, 1 July 2010

Water Vole

A couple of weeks ago now I added a few youngsters out on to our water vole island display. At first they shied away, and you hardly ever saw them, but now they are beginning to take lead from the two old boys out there and realising that it is not so bad to be out and about while people are around.

We gave them a helping hand in cutting back the island a little bit, but will leave the rest up to them. It seems that our water voles like the natural diet already in place on the island, but still like to come out for their daily apple mix too!

With the addition of the new voles they should trim the island down quite nicely over the Summer. In the meantime we are still quietly breeding water voles off-display, and will introduce more to our nature reserve later in the year.

Check out the video below to see one of our new water voles on display, already the star in many peoples photographs.

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