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Voles tracks

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The tracks of voles are smaller than an American dime so they are easy to miss. The front foot has four toes arranged in a 1-2-1 pattern, while the hind foot has five toes in a 1-3-1 grouping. On the front feet there are four interdigital pads joined together and two proximal pads. On the hind feet there are four interdigital pads and only one proximal pad.

The trotting stride of voles is approximately 6 inches (15 cm). Voles will usually trot instead of hopping and marks from their tail are rarely found.

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