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It’s been a while since I’ve walked past the dipping pond at Cosmeston but I’m glad I did today as one of the resident water voles made an appearance.

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It was quite well concealed amongst the reeds at the side of the pond – that brown fur really helps them to blend in.

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In the past I’ve only seen them eating lily pads but today this little chap was munching on reed stems.

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Eventually, it noticed me standing on the boardwalk but didn’t seem too bothered and carried on eating.

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But it sure freaked out when one of the juvenile Moorhens came by to say hello!

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