Strong legs and long claws can dig faster than burrowing prey.
Voles make maze-like runways above and below ground to find food, escape predators, and connect their burrows. They also run fast, up to 6 miles per hour
A keen sense of smell helps find prey in the dark.
The better to catch and eat you with, my dear!
The badger wins. Single voles don’t often escape fast-digging badgers, but mating voles can produce up to 12 litters a year, which helps their big colonies last over time.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill