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Traits: Small, mouselike mammal with rounded nose, short tail and legs, and long front teeth (incisors) for gnawing

Habitat: Forests, shrublands, wetlands, tundra

Foods: Fresh green vegetation, seeds, roots, berries, mushrooms and other fungi

Eaten by: Coyotes, wolves, foxes, marten, weasels, hawks, owls, jaegers, sandhill cranes, ravens, gulls, and other predatory birds

Do You Know? The singing vole makes a high-pitched trill when danger threatens the colony.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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