Identification

 

     
watervolec1   rat1
     
                                          Water Vole                                                  Rat
     
watervolec2   rat2
     
                                         Water Vole                                               Rat
     
   Easy to spot differences between water voles and rats:
 

Voles:

chocolate-brown fur

blunt nose

small ears

dark feet

short, fur-covered, dark tail

 

Rats:

greyish fur

sharply-pointed nose

ears that stick up

white feet

long-pink-grey naked tail