Moles are insectivores, meaning they’ll eat insects, earthworms and grubs. They are constantly digging tunnels in search of food.
- Moles are black, brown or grayish in color.
- They are about 6-8 inches and weigh 3-5 ounces.
- They have large, webbed front claws, which they use to burrow through the soil.
- Their snouts are long and tapered.
- They have sharp, pointed teeth and a short tail.
- They do not have external ears, and their eyes are so small they seem non-existant.
Did you know that:
- They are capable of eating 70-100% of their body weight each day.
- Moles prefer moist, sandy loom or loose, well drained soil.
- They are capable of digging up to 15 feet per hour.
- Their nest cavities are located 12-18 inches beneath the soil.
- The exit holes to these cavities is about 6 inches in diameter and look like volcanic mounds.
- Moles don’t hibernate. They just go deeper into the ground as their food source does.
- Their lifespan is about 3-4 years.
- They live alone, except to breed.
- They only have 1 litter a year, in the spring, of 2-5 young.
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