moles are located near low, swampy grounds
near streams, ponds, and lakes. However, the star-nosed mole
does not burrow as many tunnels as other moles do. Most of
the star-nosed moles' tunnels lead to water. It spends most
of its time diving and swimming for food.
mole is active during all seasons. It has been seen swimming
underneath the ice. Its tail grows fatter for the winter season.
It is thought that extra energy and fat are stored in its
tail. They spend little time above ground. For this reason,
they avoid many predators.
are not an endangered animal. They do not come in conflict
with human interests unless they are burrowing tunnels
in a golf course!
moles spend most of their time "feeling" for food.
They eat earthworms above and below ground. However, most
of their food is found in water. They eat water insects, crayfish,
and small insects. They are considered to be carnivores,
or meat eaters.