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Date of this Version

December 1975


The kind of mole found in Kansas is the eastern mole, Scalopus aquaticus. Moles are small, mouse-sized mammals adapted to living underground. They are characterized by enlarged forefeet with long claws, stout necks and powerful shoulders which make them capable burrowers. Unlike those of mice and shrews, the noses and forefeet of moles are pink and hairless.