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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.5 June 1994

The Water Vole – some aspects of its ecology

By - Gordon Woodroffe

The Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris, is the largest of the British voles, being about the same size as the Brown Rat, Rattus norvegicus, with which it is often confused. This is hardly surprising because, in The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame's 'Ratty', the most famous Water Vole of all, was called a 'water rat', a name still used by many country dwellers.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

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