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Jun 24, 2014 7:11 PM

A rather dear little critter ….

Help please.


I spotted the dear little soul in the pictures on the Thames Path in the Crossness area (between Woolwich and Erith) earlier today.


She/he was about 3 to 4 inches in length.


My first thought was; young Brown Rat.


But it has been suggested that she/he might be a young Water Vole (we have Water Voles locally) viz. the fur appears to have the chestnut colour of the Water Vole and she/he has the blunt nose and flat ears associated with Voles. There also seem to be hairs on a seemingly short tail.  I understand rats have long, hairless tails.


Any help will be gratefully accepted.


Many thanks.


Mike .....



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