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.
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.
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.