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Townsend's Vole Microtus townsendii

Track Hindprint 5/8" (16 mm) long, with 5 toes printing; foreprint 1/2" (13 mm) long, with 4 toes printing; hindprints ahead of foreprints, with distance between individual walking prints 1/2 7/8" (1322 mm); straddle approximately 1 1/2" (37 mm). Print patterns vary greatly, but most often show as alternating series of tracks very close together. Jumping distances between tracks range from 1 3/4 to 4 1/4" (45110 mm).

Sign Piles of grass cuttings in runways, which are often used by several generations and worn 12" (2550 mm) deep.
Scat: Piles of droppings sometimes up to 7" (180 mm) long and 3" (75 mm) wide, often found at runway intersections.

 

 

 

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