Latin name: Scalopus aquaticus
Average lifespan: about 3 years in the wild
Size: Typical moles have rounded bodies about 6 in. (15.2 cm) long
Weight: 0.09 kg average
Eastern Moles are small mammals which are rarely seen. They are most active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular times), when it is difficult to see them; but that doesn't matter, because they spend almost all of their time underground.
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What does a Eastern Mole look like?
The Eastern mole has a long snout it's pink very small hidden eyes, big front claws and back claws and it's like a very dirty dark brown color.
Where does the Eastern Mole live?
Eastern Moles live in woods, fields, lawns, and gardens. They make burrows and tunnels to get around underground. The mole uses its strong front legs to push soil under its body. Then it uses its back legs to push the dirt behind its body. They are very good at this and can move much faster than you would think. Moles build a nest burrow and several main tunnels branching off of it. These are fairly deep underground.
What does a Eastern Mole eat?
Earthworms are not native to North America; they were introduced from Europe. North American moles ate insect larvae and other invertebrates before worms were available. When the plentiful supply of worms became available, the North American mole population exploded rapidly.
Did you know about these Eastern Mole facts?
Moles have short, powerful legs and extremely broad front feet, which are used as shovels and are equipped with enormous digging claws.
They can move backwards almost as rapidly as forwards, and most are good swimmers.
A single mole can dig about 20 yd (18 m) of tunnel in a day.
Eastern moles are active any time of the day but are most active from 4 to 7 am.
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