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European Mole

The European Mole, Talpa europaea, is a mammal of the order Soricomorpha.

This mole lives in an underground tunnel system, which it constantly extends. It uses these tunnels to hunt its prey. Under normal conditions the displaced earth is pushed to the surface, resulting in the characteristic “mole hills”.

It has a cylindrical body and is around 5 1/4 inches (12 cm) long. Females are typically smaller than males. The eyes are small, and hidden behind fur. Its ear is just a small ridge in the skin. The fur can be a multitude of colors. The most common colors are grey, yellow, orange, and white.

European Mole


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