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Last Updated: Wednesday October 25 2006 11:45 GMT

In pictures: Kids try to save water voles

Kids try to save water voles

Kids at a school in Humberside are trying to save a group of water voles that have been moved from their burrows by a company building on the land

Kids try to save water voles

Instead of living near a stream at the school the voles have been moved hundreds of miles to Devon in south west England to make way for new buildings

Kids try to save water voles

The kids want the voles to be brought back when the building work is finished and have been busy making signs and writing letters

Kids try to save water voles

Justin, 10, said: "They're like little rats and they like living in damp, long grassy areas. If they're being moved to they might not like the place they're being moved to."

Kids try to save water voles

Keisha, 10, said: "I'm worried the water voles will be extinct in Goole because if they move to Devon they might die because they won't know their way around."

Kids try to save water voles

Eleanor, 10, said: "I think they might be able to make a building and keep the water voles because it's a really big space, so they have a lot of room to make a building and keep the voles there."

Kids try to save water voles

Josh says they're going to speak to their MP about the problem

Kids try to save water voles

The buildings are going to be put here. The company doing the work say they're going to bring the voles back, but not until 2008



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