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Most common British mammal

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djgordy
913404.  Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:49 am Reply with quote

What is the most common British Mammal?

Incorrect answers:

Human beings,
Rats.
Mice.

Correct answer:

the field vole.

Quote:
Field voles are very widespread and are currently thought to be the most common British mammal; a recent population estimate put the number of field voles in Britain at 75,000,000. They occur at densities of 100/ha in spring.


www.mammal.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&id=222

in 2011, there were believed to be around 60 million in Scotland alone and that population could grow a lot bigger.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13358929

In 2012

Quote:
Evidence last year indicated field vole numbers had swelled 10 times in Scotland - pushing their population into the hundreds of millions.


www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-17060399

 
Posital
913420.  Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:34 am Reply with quote

I'd have thought the owls would have sorted that since 2010/11.

Rats get my vote.

 
aTao
913670.  Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:16 am Reply with quote

I would think that the field vole is positively erudite compared to chavs at Butlin's.

 
'yorz
914098.  Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:34 pm Reply with quote

Snob!

 

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