Mole Facts!

  1. Moles are found on every continent except for Antarctica and South America. They do not hibernate, moles work year-round tunnelling and hunting for their prey. During the winter season, they will tunnel down deep below the frost.
  2. When moles catch their prey (earthworms), they will paralyze it with a toxin and store it in the underground larders that they have created. There may be hundreds of earthworms stored for later consumption. Before consuming the earthworm, they will squeeze out the dirt and soil from their bodies.
  3. Moles eat their body weight in earthworms each day; that equals out to be over 50 pounds of worms per year. Also, if accessible they will happily dine on insect larvae and slugs.
  4. Moles have very poor eyesight and are colour blind; however, despite what most people believe, they are not completely blind. Their very small eyes are covered in fur and are hard to locate. They use a specialized scent sensor on the tip of their nose to locate their prey.
  5. Moles have specially designed curved front paws and claws; they use their unique appendages as a sort of shovel to create their long tunnels and underground homes with. Moles have the ability to dig up to 18 feet in one hour.
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