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    Trouvé le matin du 07-07-07 dans un vieux pichet de plastique utilisé pour le jardinage. Le pichet avait été laissé sur une des marches reliant deux niveaux du jardin. La petite bête curieuse est tombée dedans en sautant de la marche plus élevée. Après la photo, elle a retrouvé la liberté dans le fond du jardin.

    Found the morning of 07-07-07 in an old plastic pitcher used for gardening. The pitcher had been left on one of the steps connecting the two backyard levels. The curious little beast fell inside from the upper step. After I took the photo, I released the little guy at the end of the backyard.

    Campagnol des champs -- Meadow Vole

    Order Rodentia -- Suborder Myomorpha -- Family Cricetidae -- Subfamily Arvicolinae

    La campagnol le plus répandu en Amérique du Nord.
    The most widespread vole in North America.

    Bas-Saint-Laurent -- Province de Québec -- Canada

    Canon PowerShot A620
    Prise en juillet 2007 -- Taken in July 2007

    1. ccindigirard 94 months ago | reply

      I love voles--I know most people consider them a nuisance, but I say it has it's place as everything does:). Nice story & he's very cute!!

    2. YawningDog 94 months ago | reply

      Such a cute little face.

      I have a few watering cans and other containers on my steps, and they all have sticks in them so in case anyone falls in, they can climb back out. I got after my brother to do the same thing with his watering cans after he found someone in there one morning who hadn't made it. :(

    3. Gilles Gonthier 94 months ago | reply

      I agree it's a cute little creature. The pitcher was left inadvertently outside. But it was a lucky oversight. I was able to observe a vole, and the vole was safely released. 07-07-07 was a lucky day indeed.

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