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Orkney Vole Microtus arvalis orcadensis
Identification: It helps to be on Orkney; this is the only vole on Orkney. Larger with smoother, shorter fur than Short-tailed Field Vole.
Information: Distribution: eight of the Orkney Islands. Common Vole Microtus arvalis also occurs on Guernsey but is greyer.
Similar species: Wood Mouse, House Mouse and Pygmy Shrew also occur on Orkney but should not be an ID problem.