Wild Wednesday – Bank Vole
Yesterday was so overcast that we gave up looking for anything exciting to photograph and started making our way back to the car for a coffee when this little fella popped out of his home to say hello. I only spotted him because the ground was uneven and I was watching where to put my feet.
This little bank vole is no more than two inches long and the cutest rodent you’ll ever find. His home is under tree roots and when he first met my gaze he watched me take a few shots before scurrying away. To my surprise, he came back for another look and posed some more, unafraid until a tiny noise spooked him.
Now that I know where he lives maybe I’ll see him again, but if he’s not careful he might end up as a packed lunch for an owl or fox. I don’t think he will because he’s so safe living under the tree.
When was the last time you spotted such a tiny creature out in the wild?