A vole is a small rodent resembling a mouse but with a stouter body, a shorter hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes. The Meadow Vole is an herbivore, feeding mainly on the grasses that are abundant in its environment. The meadow vole can reproduce multiple times each year. Average females have […]

Tree Squirrel

Squirrels are generally intelligent and persistent animals. In residential neighborhoods, they are notorious for discovering clever methods to circumvent obstacles in order to eat out of bird feeders. Tree squirrels also create minor annoyances by digging in planting pots and flower beds to pull out bulbs which they chew on, to either bury or recover […]

Pocket Gopher

Pocket gophers are common and destructive rodents found throughout the agricultural zones of the Prairies. Often a young Pocket Gopher looking for its own place to live will invade rural and residential areas. Pocket gophers, commonly miss-identified as moles, are burrowing rodents that feed on the roots of vegetation. Pocket gophers are grayish-brown in color […]

House Mouse

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small rodent, a mouse, one of the most numerous species of the genus Mus. As a wild animal the house mouse mainly lives associated with humans, causing damage to crops and stored food. The house mouse has been domesticated as the pet or fancy mouse, and as the […]

Ground Squirrel

Richardson’s ground squirrel, or the flickertail, is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Urocitellus. Like a number of other ground squirrels, they are sometimes called “gophers”. Native to the short grass prairies, Richardson’s ground squirrel is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern […]

Deer Mouse

The white-footed mouse or deer mouse is a native species with white feet, white or light-coloured undersides, and brownish upper surfaces. The tail is distinctly bi-coloured; the upper portions brown or gray, the underside white, with a well-defined line where the two colours meet. White-footed mice are about the same size as, or slightly larger […]

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