Eastern Mole

Eastern Mole

Scalopus aquaticus

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The Eastern Mole is not often seen alive above ground because they spend most of their time digging tunnels below ground in search of food, to include worms, grubs and small invertebrates. This image shows the typical pink of its pointed snout and powerful front legs. Its short tail is also pink. They are 6-8 inches long with thick lead-gray fur.

The abundance of this animal in Fontenelle Forest and Neal Woods is not well known, but their “mole hills” are seen quite often. They do not hibernate, but instead dig deeper into the ground during cold spells.

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