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Is this a juvenile mole? #6204026
03/31/18 04:31 PM
03/31/18 04:31 PM
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I don't do more than A few mole jobs a year. Started one this week, which is earlier than I have ever started before

Anyway got this tiny mole. At first I thought it was a shrew. But then I looked at its feet

What say you?


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Re: Is this a juvenile mole? [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6204156
03/31/18 08:14 PM
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Without better pictures or holding it,the critter looks more like a small vole rather than a shrew to me. Check the teeth; voles will have mouse/rat like teeth, shrews have teeth made for killing prey and eating meat. In the links below, you can view descriptions and pictures of the various shrews and voles found in Michigan.

Voles fall in the Order Rodentia (rodents)- http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Arvicolinae/

Shrews are in the Order Soricomorpha (insectivores)- http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Soricidae/


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Re: Is this a juvenile mole? [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6204232
03/31/18 11:02 PM
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I don't think it's a shrew.


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Re: Is this a juvenile mole? [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6204365
04/01/18 02:09 AM
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After looking at pictures of shrews and voles I'm sure this is a small mole. It's feet and no eyes.

Just never caught one so small


Every day is a gift from GOD, don't waste it!!

If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Is this a juvenile mole? [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6204821
04/01/18 03:34 PM
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Looks like a big shrew to me

Re: Is this a juvenile mole? [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6207339
04/04/18 01:58 AM
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This is certainly a shrew. Sometimes they move into mole tunnels. http://www.wildlifecontrolhelpline.com/wildlife/moles.html

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