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Common Name: Pine or woodland vole




Scientific Name:
Microtus pinetorum  

Woodlands and brushy areas with heavy ground cover.

Herbivorous - roots, seeds, fruit, tubers, fungi, and small invertebrates.

Interesting Facts:
This mammal builds a large network of subterranean tunnels where it caches food for the winter. It can be a serious agricultural pest when it girdles orchard trees in order to consume the bark during the winter months.

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