Southern Red-backed Vole

Southern Red-backed Vole
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Vole
Common Name : Southern Red-backed Vole
Scientific Name : Clethrionomys gapperi
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

Southern red-backed voles are small tan-furred rodents with round bodies, white undersides and reddish to gray-brown backs.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 4.6 – 6.8 Inches (116 – 172 Millimeters)
Weight: .2 – 1.5 Ounces (6 – 42 Grams)

Behavior :

Southern red-backed voles are more active at dusk, night, and dawn, but in winter they are often active during the day; they eat chiefly nuts, seeds, and berries.

Social Organization :


Approval Level : None; Southern red-backed voles are fairly common and their presence signifies nothing about the environmental situation.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Southern red-backed voles are small and lack defenses that would harm cats.

Training Level : Advanced;

Southern red-backed voles are agile climbers and strong jumpers, and tend to be nocturnal.

Hunting Tactic : Land Rodents
Food Quality : Medium; Due to their rich diet, southern red-backed voles provide nutrition, but they are fairly small.