Eastern Mole

Brownish mammal with a pointed snout and a short naked tail. Front feet have out-turned palms and long claws.


Additional information

Common Name

Eastern Mole


Presence can be detected by the mounds of dirt it pushes up when tunneling underground. An expert digger, it can disappear underground in a matter of seconds. One of 7 North American species.

Scientific Name

Scalopus aquaticus


Loose soils in a variety of rural and urban habitats.


To 9 in. (23 cm)