Identifying Moles

  • Six to nine inches in length
  • Tan to brownish-black fur
  • Tiny or invisible ears and eyes
  • Short, powerful front legs with large clawed paws oriented for digging
  • Commonly detected by the 2 to 24-inch volcano-shaped hills that are made up of clods of dirt
  • Eat worms, grubs and insects
  • Not commonly seen due to the tunnel systems they inhabit
  • Reproduction begins the spring following birth with a forty-two day gestation period
  • Generally one litter per year with two to seven young