A Conversation for Mystery Burrow

Who lives in this hole?

Post 1

Bald Bloke

Too small for a Rabbit?
Could be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ground_squirrel
or
One of the Rattus famuily
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattus


Who lives in this hole?

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - wow If it is, I want a picture! That thing is WAY cute, and I've never seen one! smiley - biggrin


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Post 3

Bald Bloke

Would love it to be, given they are on the red list, I suspect it might be Ratty.
Did Tav say where it was?


Who lives in this hole?

Post 4

paulh, hiding under my bed

I would like for it to be a vole

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vole


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Post 5

Bald Bloke

http://twitter.com/BBCEarth/status/1333017984584060930


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Post 6

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

The burrow is on the sunny side of a hill, near to the forest. In the meadow that is my garden. I think I *did* see other holes further down between the fruit trees but they looked closed.

I actually did consider ground squirrels as they do at least live in our area. On the other hand I think there must be many more holes as they have large colonies? Or did I just not see all the holes yet?

Not sure about rats, I've never seen a rat burrow.


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Post 7

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - winkeyeNo dung outside. So whatever it is, it's got an indoor toilet smiley - whistle


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Post 8

paulh, hiding under my bed

There may be more than one entrance/exit. So, there might still be dung outside one of the other holes. smiley - whistle


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Post 9

Bald Bloke

Most burrowing animals make sure they have more than one exit, in case of emergencies, so there are probably other holes about.
Only way I can think of to find out what lives there is set up a camera trap.


Who lives in this hole?

Post 10

paulh, hiding under my bed

Or, leave the creature to live in peace. Think of the anxiety it feels when it senses intruders. smiley - smiley


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