European Mole (Talpa europaea)

European Mole (Talpa europaea)

Observation - European Mole (Talpa europaea) - Global. Description: A live mole! Found out and about in the middle of the day. Not terribly keen to escape but did eventually burrow its way into long grass and out of sight. Postscript: a mole, I guess the same one, was later found dead about 15m away. The cause of death s

A live mole! Found out and about in the middle of the day. Not terribly keen to escape but did eventually burrow its way into long grass and out of sight.
Postscript: a mole, I guess the same one, was later found dead about 15m away. The cause of death seemed to be being "handled" by a dog: plenty of saliva but no obvious bites (the probable culprit was a labrador.) A sad end but an explanation for some of the dead moles reported here recently.