There are various kinds of ground moles. Moles belong to the same family as rodents but are mammals and are known as insectivorous, and you’re able to identify them from shrews, gophers and voles by their nude pointed noses which protrude at their mouth. They have small ears and eyes which are concealed by fur and their toes are spade like and their much wider compared to their length and have powerful claws. The fur on their skin is either gray or fluffy brown. Their tails are between one to nine inches long and are fur-less and they’re very bright pink in color.
It’s advisable to be aware that moles are blind and don’t see at all. Their little eyes have been coated with a thick coating of skin. Their sensitive snout guides them and acts as their awareness of sight. It is their sense of smell as well as the balance of their tail which makes the mole able to find its way underground amazingly well, despite its own blindness.
Moles are various sizes depending on the area they are found and their type. Garden moles are located in almost all the regions of America. There is a single large breed that’s found in North America that is over nine inches in length. The smallest of this breed measures about five inches. Moles can also be annoying in your yard and you may have to have Raccoon removal.
There’s a wide range of species of moles that are:
• Hairy tailed moles -These moles are more energetic and create their holes during the day. They are found in soils that are well drained, these moles look for food at night and you’ll come across them in the evening hours.
• Eastern mole -These moles makes two different types of tunnels: nesting tunnels, which are where they stay the majority of the time and are found under tree roots full of leaves and grasses (probably for their relaxation) and the feeding tunnel, which contribute to feeding areas. The mole is found where there are sand and moist soils.
• Broad footed mole-This mole is active through out the year but is more busy following the rains. This species prefers moist soils.
Its nest, however, has its mouth at the water. And because it is a good swimmer it searches for its food in the water. These are social creatures and will share their burrows with other moles.
• Coast mole -This trype is located in sandy moist soils and in the gravel. This mole is rare and certainly will have its burrow full of rough coarse grass.
• Townsend’s mole – This sort of mole makes two types of tunnels and can be located in moist lowland loamy soils. They have two tunnels resulting in feeding areas and those leading to its habitat area.