Archive for March 14th, 2020
One of the moles aerating the ground around here ran out of steam beside the garden:
It has wonderfully soft velvety fur!
Flipping it over:
A closeup of its digging paws and gnawing teeth:
Those choppers seem overqualified for a diet of earthworms, but I suppose they know what they’re doing.
We left it in as-found condition, ready for recycling …
[Update: The consensus seems to be it’s a vole or shrew, not a mole. It’d be the biggest vole I’ve ever seen and “large shrew” seems oxymoronic, but the teeth are diagnostic. ]