Rarely Seen - The Red Tree Vole
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Of the approximately 70 vole species known worldwide, the red tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus) has the unique distinction of living high in the canopy of old-growth forests. It feeds on toxic conifer needles, and fastidiously peels away the needle's resin ducts, and consumes the heart. The discarded resin ducts are then used for nesting.