- Rodents are the most diverse order of mammals, mostly small to medium sized, ranging from the tiny 60g harvest mouse to the beaver which is around 20kg.
- Rodents are characterised by their teeth: they have a single pair of gnawing front teeth, on upper and lower jaws (incisors), followed by a gap (where canines would normally be) before the rest of the teeth follow behind. The incisors continue to grow throughout their life.
Find out more about Britain’s rodents, including what field signs to look out for, here:
Red Squirrel, Grey Squirrel, Brown Rat
Field Vole, Hazel Dormouse, Harvest Mouse
Water Vole, Wood Mouse, Yellow-necked Mouse