Mammels of Larkey Valley wood

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Fox of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Fox

Dog-like appearance with pointed muzzle and bushy, white-tipped tail ("brush"). Reddish-brown coat; lower legs and backs of ears are black.
Mole of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Mole

Talpa europaea Distribution: Great Britain, except Ireland; throughout rest of Europe and Asia. Habitat: Lives mostly underground in pasture, woodland and gardens; absent from high moors, mountains and acid soils.
Grey Squirrel of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Grey Squirrel

Squirrels basically are vegetarians. They eat a wide variety of plants, but they mostly use fruits and nuts. In the autumn, they are especially attracted to oaks, hazel and beech.
Stoat of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Stoat

Slim-bodied, with short, black-tipped tail. Chestnut brown on top with a sharp division separating the underparts. Coat turns pure white
Vole of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Vole

Mouse-like but blunter nose, shorter tail & less prominent ears. Yellowy-brown fur.
Weasel of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Weasel

Weasels have a very slim, cylindrical body. There are two sub-species - the northern European pygmy or snow weasel, and the common weasel, found further south. In general, the body size is smaller in northern populations.
Wood Mouse of Larkey Valley Wood, Thanington Without

Wood Mouse

Sandy-brown above, white below. Large eyes and ears, long tail.
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