The Star Nosed Mole. This is one of seven moles found in North America.
North America Mole Species
About North America's Mole Species US & Canada.
Moles come from the Talpidae family mainly known for being subterranean and insectivore wild animals. This small eyed creature can be seen not just in the United States, but in Canada as well. However, there are also other moles, with sub-species, groups and families in other countries around the world.
Most of the species have no external ears, with others barely seen in their head. The moles have weak sense of sight and hearing. They're not blind though as some people have thought. They can distinguish light from dark, as well as movements. Moles have strong sense of touch and smell which helps them in their food gathering.
In addition, the mole have other traits which allows them to be a master digger, like powerful claws. Their distinct physical characteristic is their lengthy scoop shaped claws, which uniquely facing outward. To help them move with ease in their tunnels, mole also have flexible spine.
There's around forty two species of mole known, with distribution in Europe, Asia and North America. From these 42, seven major species are indigenous and can mostly be found in Canada and the U.S.
The Seven Native Moles Species of North America, US & Canada
Learn more about the different native species of moles in North America. Proceed to the individual pages of each of the native United States mole species and discover their behaviors. Know their eating habits, size, activity and other characteristics.