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Origin of vole
Short for obsolete volemouseperhaps from Norwegian vollmus Old Norse völlrfield Old Norse mūsmouse
VOLE, a book-name (invented by Dr J.
The bank vole is the smallest of the vole species in Britain.
water vole 's resurgence.
Four out of the 7 squares (in Area 5) which were positive for water vole signs in 1999/2000 remain positive in 2005.
The increase of otters and polecats preying on mink has helped the water vole 's resurgence.