?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Chocoholic Vole

Summer time, and the windows and doors are open.  The first time I saw the vole zoom across the floor and take refuge under the sofa, I was a little surprised, but assumed it had been imported by a cat.  Then I thought that it has been a long time since any of our geriatric cats bestirred themselves to hunt, so this seemed odd.

This afternoon, I surprised the vole half-way up our Ikea shelves, tucking in enthusiastically to a small bar of chocolate it had found there that I had put safely out of reach of the dogs.

I now believe it to be not a sad Victim Vole, carried in by predators, but  a bold Raiding Vole, nipping in through the french doors in the hope of finding loot.

Definitely a vole.  Not a rat, not a mouse. Vole: little round face, short tail. 

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
osprey_archer
30th Jun, 2014 20:35 (UTC)
So basically voles are what animators have always wanted mice to be? I guess "Mickey Vole" just didn't alliterate as well.
bunn
30th Jun, 2014 21:57 (UTC)
Well, it had no trouser on. Animators seem to like to put their rodents in trousers, I have observed.
(Deleted comment)
bunn
30th Jun, 2014 21:56 (UTC)
You'd think so, wouldn't you? Two large dogs who tell me that hunting is their Destiny, three cats. But no. Useless bunch.
rabbitica
1st Jul, 2014 03:12 (UTC)
Oh my gosh! That is a sneaky little vole.
alitheapipkin
1st Jul, 2014 11:23 (UTC)
*Hehehe* Cunning vole :)
island_of_reil
1st Jul, 2014 17:41 (UTC)
D'awwwww, it's cute.
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

October 2018
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner