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Summer down by the canal


A water-vole is sqatting in shallow water by the canal-side, and is nibbling one of the many different kind of leaves on which it feeds.


The vole is a delicate feeder, and always keeps very clean even thoug it lives in a hole in a muddy bank.


It must not be mistaken for a rat, as the vole has a broader forehead amd much nicer habits.


It is closely related to the short-tailed field-mouse which is also a vole.

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