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What does a mole live in?

Mole Habitat
Fossorial by nature, moles live and forage underground in broad systems of burrows and tunnels. Because they prefer to dig in soil that is loose and moist, they are most abundant in fields, meadows, orchards and forests with plenty of shady vegetation that provides this type of underground environment.

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Thereof, what is the habitat of a mole?

Habitat. Although all moles dig tunnels, their habitat preferences vary. Some moles, such as the star-nosed mole, like moist soil and live in bogs and marshes, while others, including the eastern and star-nosed moles, live in the drier soil found in wooded areas, meadows and fields.

Similarly, how long does a mole live? Eastern mole: 6 years

One may also ask, what is a moles home called?

The nests are ball-shaped and lined with dry plant material such as leaves and grass. Nest chambers are used for raising the young and for sleeping in. Sometimes when an area is prone to flooding and the soil is not very deep a Mole may build a home above the ground outside. This outside home is called a 'fortress'.

Do moles have eyes?

Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle (i.e., fossorial). They have cylindrical bodies; velvety fur; very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes; reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging.

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