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Hi I found this mouse / rat whatever it is in a field near Burnham Staithe in Norfolk.
I have tried looking at Field Mouse, Yellow Necked and Striped Mouse but none seem to fit the stubbed nose and furry ears.
Please can you identify it?
I think it's a vole, not a mouse - voles have blunter faces than mice. Perhaps a bank vole, apparently they have longer tails than common voles (more like mice)? Its head looks rather large for its body so maybe its a young one.
Here's one useful link http://www.bna-naturalists.org/oldsite/library/ident/ident.html
My call would be Wood mouse, and a juvenile hence the slightly hairier than usual ears and stumpy nose.
If it stayed there too long it would have been kestrel food - it looks a bit poorly.
Thanks for both your help.
I agree that it may have been poorly as I managed to get lots of photos before it sheepishly took off into the long grass. I'm tempted to go for the juvenile Wood Mouse.