Check out these other interesting facts about Microtus californicus.

•   California Meadow voles can live in altitudes up to 12,000 ft. (O’Brien 1994)
•   A female will abandon her young if she is exposed to pheromones of an unknown male vole (O’Brien 1994).

•   They will cannibalize the young of other voles if they are found (O’Brien 1994).

•   Microtus californicus will attack if it is captured or cornered (O’Brien 1994).

•   The California Meadow Vole is a huge pest to gardens and crops and there are many pest control websites for this specific species (Cudworth and Koprowski 2010).

•   Fossils of the california meadow vole date back to 1.2 million years ago (California Vole, Microtus californicus).

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