One thing that always confused me about the books was the question of scale. You have everything from shrews to badgers living together, working together, fighting together. Are these animals the same size as in the real world, or more human-scaled relative to their environment?
I realize that there are some discrepancies between Redwall and the rest of the series, such as Cluny's entire army riding in a horse-drawn cart which suggests natural scale in a human-populated world. However the later books exclude references to large and/or domesticated animals and potential human activity. So once this change is taken into account, are the animals still assumed to be realistically scaled?
Otters and badgers are said to be huge, for example, but that could just be in the sense that Andre the Giant was huge compared to most people. I seem to recall a few mentions of distance but that would be easily explained as their own units of measurement either way.
I imagine that the animals were roughly human sized, otherwise their size differences would be too great for them to cohabitate and the scale of the world would make much of what they do impractical. Is there a canonical answer or enough evidence to reach a conclusion?