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Mole

Talpa europaea

Mole is a insectivorous mammal, well adapted to life underground. Mole digs galleries that form a complicated network and all the galleries converge to a central shelter. Earth galleries is brought to the surface, where they form characteristic mounds.

Details

Mole is a insectivorous mammal, well adapted to life underground. Mole digs galleries that form a complicated network and all the galleries converge to a central shelter. Earth galleries is brought to the surface, where they form characteristic mounds.

Features

  • Cylindrical body, with black and velvet fur.

  • The forelegs are short with strong claws adapted to digging.

  • Shape head with elongated snout and very small eyes.

  • The pavilion of the ears is missing.

  • Mole has both smell and hearing very well developed.

  • Length: 11.5-16 cm (head + trunk).

  • Weight: about 50-100 grams.

  • Diet: frames (over 90%), adult insects and larvae, land mollusks, millipedes and ants. Years of invasion of beetles larvae are years of plenty for books.

  • Moles have intense metabolism and because of the low calorie feed, they eat a lot and always need food.

Behavior

Normally, on a hectare of land there are between 7 and 12 moles. If the property is adjacent to fields or forested land, a much larger number of moles may be present.

Characterirstics mole mounds transform it into a disturbing animal, even harmful in certain situations: from the nests out in the middle of the lawn, to dislodgind plants and serious damage to various crops.

Did you know...

  • Within 24 hours, the amount of food is 3-4 times higher than its body weight?

  • Without food, the mole dies of starvation in just 8-12 hours?

  • Moles dig tunnels with a speed of 6 meters / hour?

  • Moles dig tunnels constantly and can create dozens of underground galleries? Some of them are used only once, then abandoned.

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