Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Mole-ful of Information

In the course of one night a mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long.

The primary menu choice for a mole is earthworms and other small creatures found in soil.
The mole’s saliva contains a toxin that paralyzes earthworms which allows the mole to store their still living prey for a snack later in the day or night.

And where do they house these paralyzed earthworms? In underground “larders” which can accommodate over a thousand earthworms.

Do you think moles suffer from gluttony?

Makes you think twice before running barefoot in the forest or rolling around naked in a pile of leaves.

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