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From: Heather McCarty
Washington, IL
I am trying to identify a rodent that my cat brought home as a gift. It was considerably larger than a mouse and much smaller than a rat. It was brown and had a furry tail. It's tail is also much shorter than I have ever seen on a mouse or rat. To me, it resembled a Degu or a large Gerbil with a shortened tail. I have never seen anything like it around here, and I am just wondering if you know what it could be?

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
I'm guessing it might have been a vole. Do you happen to have a photo of it?

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