Bank (European Forest) Vole

Myodes glareolusBank voles are a mass species everywhere in the region. They inhabit coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, usually settling at the forest edge. They live in bushes, along roads and in dry meadows with occasional shrubs, sometimes forming high-density foci. For shelter, they use deadwood, rotten stumps and tree roots. These voles dig holes and build tunnels. Their forage consists of tree seeds, bush shoots, grass, berries, mushrooms and mosses. The bank vole is the common strain among small rodents, pestilent for forest plantations and agricultural crops.

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