Meadow Vole

Meadow Vole
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Vole
Common Name : Meadow Vole
Scientific Name : Microtus Pennsylvanicus
Other Name(s) : Field Mouse
Physical Description :

Meadow voles are small round bodied rodents that have fur ranging from grey to brown with a lighter underbelly. They also have short tails.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 5.5-7.7 in (140-195 mm)
Weight: 1.16-2.3 oz. (33-65 g)

Behavior :

Meadow voles live in meadows and fields, feeding on the plants and seeds found there. Voles are almost always present, though they have a boom-bust styled life-cycle that leads to population densities that vary over the course of a 3-5 year cycle.

Social Organization :

Voles generally live very close together, though not in colonies. This density is particularaly apparent during boom periods of the population cycle.

Approval Level : None; Voles are very common and as such do not require approval.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Voles are small and have no aggressive defense mechanisms, as their very small teeth and claws would not do much damage on a cat.

Training Level : General;

Voles are sensitive to vibration but otherwise easy to hunt.

Hunting Tactic : Land Rodents
Food Quality : Medium; Voles generally provide a good food quality, however as they are quite small they aren't very filling.