Eastern Mole - Kenneth Catania

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Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A small (3-5 ounces) mammal
  • Range is most of eastern United States
  • Fur is gray to brown, relatively large front feet turned outward, and relatively small eyes
  • Habitat includes organic soils in grassy areas. Lives underground nearly its entire life.
  • Insectivore, primarily eating worms and grubs