baby rodent in southwest turkey

found this 2.5cm long baby lying in a cattle hoofprint where I live in the southwest of Turkey. Location is Kas, three hours west of Antalya. The blunt muzzle, if its not something that changes as they grow, suggested vole or hamster to me, two species in range Grey Hamster and Guenther’s Vole. However I might be barking completely up the wrong tree?! Anyone good at ID of baby middle-eastern rodents?

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Ian Greentours

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  • Jon Hall

    I am not brave enough to even hazard a guess really but the tail looks too long to be a vole or a hamster to me. .. I would guess that the ratio of tail to head-body length might now change to much as the grow up … but what do I know!

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