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Meadow Vole - Microtus pennsylvanicus

A small rodent, although abundant rarely seen in the open due to its preference to be active at night. Lives in moist areas of meadows or forest. Prey for many hawks, owls and mammalian carnivores.

Common Names

  • Meadow Vole (en)
  • Microtus pennsylvanicus (es)
  • Campagnol des prés (fr)
  • Wiesenwühlmaus (de)

Taxonomy

  • Rodentia
  • Cricetidae
  • Arvicolinae
  • Microtus pennsylvanicus

Where & When to Spot

They are around all year. The only individual of this species I have spotted so far, moved around the entrance of its burrow located close to the large pond in Park Angrignon.

How to Identify

For now, I identify this species by type of habitat where I find its burrow usually located in moist, dense, low growing grassland.

Photos

Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2018-04-22

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 150mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 450;

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