IdentificationApproximately 20cm in length (including the tail).
Smooth dark fur.
About the Mole
Moles live almost exclusively undergroung, although they can move above ground and also swim!
They build tunnels underground which they use as a trap for worms and other invertebrates to fall into.
They have very poor eye sight and rely on vibrations to source food.
Moles are very solitary and will only come together to mate.
They will usually have just 1 litter a year consisting of up to 7 young.
The young leave the nest after about 5 weeks.
Traditionally the use of Aluminium Phosphide (a gassing compound) is used, normally by a professional.
Traps are also a very effective method.