A vole with a dark shaggy coat and short tail, found abundantly in the grasslands of northern Eurasia. Also called short-tailed vole.
- Microtus arvalis, family Muridae
- Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.
- The disappearance of the short tailed field voles, normally so hugely plentiful, had left a massive hole in his food supply.
- Of course, you don't find many field voles wielding SLR cameras.
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