Grey-sided vole

LIVING HABITS

The grey-sided vole is a northern species, found in Finland north of the Tornio-Kuusamo line. Grey-sided voles prefer the brushwood of rocky forests as habitat, but they like various kinds of surroundings as well, from river-banks to clear-cut forest areas. The grey-sided voles feed on plants, berries, mushrooms and invertebrates.

PROTECTION

The grey-sided vole is a protected species.

ADAPTING TO THE WINTER

The grey-sided vole spends its winters in the passages it digs under the snow.

Grey-sided vole

Myodes rufocanus

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SIZE: 11–14cm, length of tail 3–5cm, weight 20–50g.

BREEDING: 2–4 litters a year, usually 5–7 young ones, sexual maturity in 30–60 days.

LIFESPAN: 1-2 years

Did you know that blueberries are a special delicacy for a grey-sided vole!