A vole resembling a mouse, with smaller eyes and ears and a shorter tail being some of the differences. They can grow 3-9 inches long, depending upon the various 155 species. Since they can have 5-10 litters per year, gestation lasting 3 weeks and sexual maturity reached in a month. It's not hard to believe a yard can have 100 or more voles in under a year, with average littler being between 5-10 young.
So it's a good thing there are number of predators maintaining a balance, such as hawks, coyotes, foxes, snakes, weasels, cats and dogs to name a few, including the Great Grey Owl.
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