Water vole

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Water vole


Water voles live in the banks of rivers and streams. The UK population has suffered catastrophic predation by the American mink. Water voles are often mistaken for rats. Ratty, in Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows', was actually a water vole.

Their breeding grounds are protected by law:

https://www.gov.uk/water-voles-protection-surveys-and-licences    

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