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Mole Species

Seven Species Of North American Mole:

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus Also known as the California Mole.

Coast Mole Scapanus orarius Black fur with hairless tail.

Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus The most common of all mole species, prefers soft soil.

Hairy-tailed Mole Parascalops breweri Most moles have bare or sparsely haired tails, prefers loose soil.

Shrew-mole Neurotrichus gibbsii The smallest mole species. At times active ABOVE ground, tunneling through leaf litter.

Star-Nosed Mole Condylura cristata 22 flexible fingers give the star-nose its amazing appearance. A strong, voracious mole.

Townsend’s Mole Scapanus townsendii The largest mole species. Consumes vegetation like a rabbit. Solitary, has lower reproductive rate than other moles.

Moles are found in North America, Europe and Asia. Mole-rats and marsupial moles are not true moles.


Star-Nosed Mole:

Star-Nosed Mole

Some mole species are semi-aquatic such as the star-nosed mole which favors marshes and wetlands. A close cousin of the eastern mole the star-nosed mole sports a fantastic array of 22 appendages that ring its nose. It can literally eat as fast as it can think and researchers who have studied the animal believe it may represent the upper limit of the brain's ability to process information and make decisions.