Townsend's Vole

Townsend’s Vole

  • Rodent, size up to ¼ lb, about the size of a very large mouse.
  • Herbivorous, dental formula 1-0-0-3/1-0-0-3.
  • Voles live in moist fields and highway edges throughout the Puget Sound region.
  • Grazers on grass and succulent vegetation such as clover and buttercups near above-ground runways that look like tunnels in the grass.
  • Many voles end up as food for other animals such as hawks, owls, herons, coyotes and cats.