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The Water Rat

By Denness
A shot of a water vole aka water rat of Wind in the Willows fame. He takes a pause from feeding on some pond weed to throw me a brief glance. Due to predation by mink I believe that this is one of, if not the rareest mammal in Britain. Taken in Surrey, UK in captivity.

Canon 1D MK2
Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS
ISO 320

Tags: British Water Feeding Rodent Weed Water vole Water rat

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adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
6 Feb 2011 1:48PM
Saw one in Wymondham in Norfolk last year. Unfortunately I couldn't get as good a picture as this.

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6 Feb 2011 3:43PM
Super shot, got the detail well.

leman 7 5 United States
6 Feb 2011 4:36PM
awww.. I thought it was a ground hog. Smile
very nice shot.
6 Feb 2011 6:42PM
Lovely shot.Well done.
Denness 8 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 9:01PM

Quote:Awww.. I thought it was a ground hog. Smile
very nice shot.

Thanks mate, no ground hogs here !

Thanks for the comment on my water vole shot, I lived in Wymondham for a couple of weeks

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Pete D
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7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 12:12PM
Very nice image.
11 Mar 2011 9:31PM
great shot.Well done.

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