Water vole – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Water vole – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Once a familiar sighting in Suffolk, the charismatic water vole has suffered the most rapid and catastrophic decline of any British mammal due to habitat loss and predation by the non-native American mink. Famed as Ratty in Kenneth Grahame’s novel The Wind in the Willows, the water vole is easily distinguished from the brown rat by its chubby whiskery face, blunt nose and small ears.

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