Water Vole or Rat?

Made with footage filmed for the wildlife documentary Return to the River, this four minute video about water voles includes how to check for the field signs they leave behind so that you can tell if they are around even if you don’t see one.

The video also shows some of the kinds of habitats water voles need and how to distinguish water voles from the very common brown rat.

You can help water voles by looking for them near where you live and joining the national monitoring scheme.
water vole & rat