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Mole

Quick Facts

Size

5.5"-7.5" long

Preferred Habitat

Woodland, grassland and farmland. Moles live in underground tunnels. Molehills will identify the tunnel entrance, and long stretches of raised dirt in your yard will indicate a mole’s tunnel.

Known Health Issues

Moles can be a nuisance, but they are not known to be dangerous to humans or pets. Moles can carry diseases, such as rabies, so if you get bit by a mole you should seek medical attention immediately.
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About

Moles can cause a lot of damage to your garden or yard. During the summertime, they will use their long claws to dig up dirt in search of insects, worms, or other food to eat. Be on alert for other animals that use the mole’s tunnels for nesting!