Meadow Vole - Morkill Anne USFWS

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Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A small (1-2.5 ounces) mammal
  • Range is across most of the northern states of the United States, except for the Pacific northwest states
  • Color variable ranging from yellowish brown to sable brown, small, visible ears, and lightly furred tail measuring up to 2.5 inches long
  • Habitat includes overgrown fields and grassy yards
  • Herbivore, eating grass, seeds, and woody vegetation