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Vole Holes

OPB | Oct. 30, 2008 1:30 p.m.

After a surge in the vole population, farmers and scientist debate whether the underground critters are harmful or helpful. Voles create elaborate underground tunnel systems that can be destructive to fields and crops. However, using probe cameras, scientists are learning new information about voles and vole holes that suggests voles might play a vital role in nature after all.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen
Video courtesy of: James Cassidy
Photos Courtesy of : Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Probe Camera Courtesy of: GE Inspection Technologies


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