Saturday, 31 January 2009

Who lives in a hole like this?

The hole is about the size of a two pence piece. Somebody or something has created an entrance which might tunnel down to subterranean depths, or just a few inches. I certainly wasn't going to insert a finger to find out. And it was far too blustery to stand around and wait for anything to emerge.
I suspect it's a vole, but rather like the idea of an extended nest that could contain the length of a weasel.

7 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

My tracks and signs books suggests a vole. One thing we can be sure of - it ain't a Badger, even one that's been listening to government warnings about obesity!

farmingfriends said...

Hi,
I have a hole like that in my garden near the fold yard wall. The cats take a great interest in it. I would also like to know what might be lurking beneath the soil. Can mice burrow under the ground like rats?
Kind regards
Sara from farmingfriends

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

A weasel? Nope, no chance, my ex boyfriend was much bigger than that.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Are you sure it's not a photo of Germaine Greer taken from an unusual angle?

Life With Dogs said...

I say...tiger.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I hope whatever it is keeps warm down there!

Mopsa said...

SS - I think you're right.

FF, mice definitely live in nests in the ground - and not just in banks - I find mouse holes and their inhabitants in the middle of fields, although they particularly like it under a heap of logs left from hedge laying.

MOB - they say size isn't everything...

YP - not sure that merits an answer!

LWD - well, hello, I think that's a first comment from you? Tip of tiger tail perhaps... but I haven't seen one of those luscious stripy beasts hereabouts....yet

Welshcakes - no chance!