Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Meadow vole, AKA Squeakie

It was a comedy. I was working out in the basement. Hooper, who usually runs under the machine, bonking his head, disappeared. I thought, to have a pee. He didn't come back. This was good, as I keep cat toys in the cup holder to throw for him and get him away.
After I was done working out, I went into the litter room. There is a closet that holds the well water pump. Hooper was sitting at the door, listening.
Sure enough, he had found a meadow vole.

This vole was a trooper. Ran out, behind the litter boxes, then into the basement, up and down the baseboard until I caught him and threw him outdoors!


Vole from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I find them cute critters, although they have a wicked bite. Daisy and Dorah have had bites on their noses. They tunnel under the snow, as well!

9 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Cute little fellow trying to keep war. Looks like it was not afraid to have a go at the cats

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hooper's on the job!!! YAM xx

Christine said...

skriek!

William Kendall said...

That would definitely catch a cat's attention!

Authors with Advice said...

Wow, definitely!

Powell River Books said...

I'm not sure if I have a vole or a mouse in my floating garden. It's one or the other based on all the tooth marks on my bottom up devoured beets and carrots. I found a nest, but haven't been able to capture the culprit yet. - Margy

Nancy J said...

what a game for them all.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! I've never seen a vole before. They're cuter than opossums, that's for sure.

Anvilcloud said...

I don't think I would handle one without gloves and even then ...