2 years ago
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
I saw a vole.
Yes, that's vole with a "v".
They look very similar to a mouse, but have a short tail, more blunt nose and coarser-looking hair. Rest assured I have never touched one, so I can't confirm if the hair feels more coarse.
The vole pictured is not the one I saw. I didn't have my camera with me at the time. Thank goodness as in my state of fright, I would have dropped it on the cement floor. I think my voles are a little darker in color, too. Sometimes they look almost black.
They seem to like running into my garage where they sit in the corner waiting for me to come down the steps and let out a scream. They seem much smarter than mice because they hardly ever get caught in a trap.
They are not nice garden companions either. From what I understand, they go underground and eat roots, especially tulips and hostas.
Hopefully, you don't have them in your yard.