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Meadow Vole on skies!

Meadow Vole on skies!
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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, CANON 28-105 USM II, ISO 100 RAW
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-04 4:48
Viewed: 5645
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
I was skiing with my girlfriend in the Portes du Soleil (CH) when she spotted this Hamster on the ski piste. I was surprised to see this little fellow, but it seem to have no interest in its public. It was very busy with getting food...

The Meadow Vole, or "Field Mouse," is a small, common rodent that lives in grassy fields, woodland, marshes, and along lakes and rivers.

It is five to seven inches long, counting the tail, and usually weighs only and ounce or two. Meadow Voles' color can vary from yellowish-brown to reddish-brown to blackish-brown. They are normally gray on their underparts.

Meadow Voles make nests in clumps of grass, using materials such as dry grass, sedges, and weeds. From their nests, they build "runways," like tunnels beneath the grass and plants.

Meadow Voles are most active at night during the Summer, and during the day if its Winter. They are less active when there's a full moon.

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To LordPotty: Hamster or not?olger 1 02-04 07:05
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Its a very interesting shot Olger,but I don't think it's a hamster.(I used to keep hamsters) It looks a liitle like a short tailed vole. (Hamsters dont have proper tails,just very short stumps).It was obviously very hungry whatever it was.A nice picture anyway.

Very nice and cute, well done.

What a nice furry little critter. The exposure is spot on and the sharpness great. Maybe a bit centred in the composition but a nice shot tnone the less. Well done.

Very cute picture. Wish I seen this one

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