We recently moved a pile of old roofing tin that came off the chicken house, and lo, underneath was a maze of little tunnels created by a pair of short-tail voles. They had created quite an elaborate home, burrowed down in the grass safe from predators and the coming winter weather. They seemed surprised to have the lid of their home lifted up so abruptly and did not immediately run away.
Veronica Vole and her husband Reggie have been evicted, it seems, since no self-respecting vole would live under the open skies. Time to dig a new tunnel underground where a roof seems more certain.
Farewell, little furry friends. We’ll see you around, I’m sure!