Mammels of Larkey Valley woodReturn to Main Site
FoxDog-like appearance with pointed muzzle and bushy, white-tipped tail ("brush"). Reddish-brown coat; lower legs and backs of ears are black.
MoleTalpa 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 SquirrelSquirrels 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.
StoatSlim-bodied, with short, black-tipped tail. Chestnut brown on top with a sharp division separating the underparts. Coat turns pure white
VoleMouse-like but blunter nose, shorter tail & less prominent ears. Yellowy-brown fur.
WeaselWeasels 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 MouseSandy-brown above, white below. Large eyes and ears, long tail.
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