Friday, June 1, 2012

Ferocious predator in our lakes and streams


There's a predator in our northeastern lakes most people don't know about. It eats its weight in flesh every day.  It has enormous claws, and 22 tentacles at the end of its snout. It's just as happy hunting by night or by day....

It's the star-nosed mole!

They are common in wet soils, marshes, and along waterways. Some of their burrows may end underwater, and they actually swim in the lakes and streams.

Moles aren't rodents, but insectivores.

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