If you have unsightly ridges and hills in your yard, you may have a mole. The mole can ruin your garden by cutting off the root systems of your plants and grass. Take this quiz to learn more about the subversive mole.
Moles are underground creatures.
The sense of touch is the most important sense for moles.
The mole has very small eyes and is practically blind, so it must rely on its other senses.
The tip of the mole's snout is covered with tiny bumps that are sensitive to everything it touches, making up for the mole's poor eyesight.
The mole starts the tunnel with its snout, and then uses its shovel-shaped clawed feet to dig out the dirt.
Moles like to store away juicy worms for a future late-night snack.
Moles have a very high metabolism, and eat two to three times their body weight in a day.
Moles like a tasty lizard or a mouse, now and again.
Moles mate during late winter or early spring.
Three to seven babies may be born.
Moles mature at only 10 months old.
Moles live four to five years.
Moles make unsightly ridges and mounds, disturbing the appearance of the lawn and in the case of golf courses, perhaps a game.
Mole skins are used to make beautiful, warm coats.
There are 22 feelers, and they are sensory organs are used to help the mole hunt for food.
There are 30 species of moles.
It is not a mole, it just is suited to living underground like a mole.
In the center of the tunnels, the mole creates a sleeping nest.
Aside from the unattractive ridges and mounds that a mole can create, the root systems of grass and plants are also destroyed.
Because moles have such high metabolisms, 10 to 12 hours is the maximum time a mole can go without.