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Todays image is of a Water Mole taken at Arundel yesterday.
Water voles are widespread around Europe, living in the banks of slow moving rivers,streams and other waterways.The waterside burrows of these strong swimmers have many floor levels that hinder flooding, The waterside burrows of these strong swimmers have many floor levels that hinder flooding, as well as nesting chambers and a food store for the long winter months. Although water voles are a quick meal for many predators, the UK population suffered a catastrophic level of predation by the American mink. Although water voles are a quick meal for many predators,Water voles are often mistaken for rats.Ratty, in Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows',
was actually a water vole.Thanks for looking and i hope you enjoy...Alec.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2013 - 11:39 AM
Focal Length:340mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Water Vole
Username:paddyman paddyman
Uploaded:5 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM
Tags:General, Nature, Water voles, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

A charming capture, Alec. Carol

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 - 11:13 AM

Great shot, Alec.
Tony

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 3:27 PM

How cute! Like how he's holding on and has chewed the stem in half.......Sandy

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 9:40 PM

A super capture & lucky you seeing him.
Ju

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 - 10:58 PM

amazing capture
bun Smile

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Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior e2 Member 1Myathebirdwatcher999 vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 6:51 PM

Brilliant photo, I have only seen 1 there!

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