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The European water vole or northern water vole, Arvicola amphibius, is a semi-aquatic rodent. It is often informally called the water rat, although it only superficially resembles a true rat. Water voles have rounder noses than rats, deep brown fur, chubby faces and short fuzzy ears, unlike rats their tails, paws and ears are covered with hair.