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Eastern Mole
Eastern Mole
© Parks Canada / Wilkes, D. A. / 06.62.10.01(12), 1982

These mouse-sized creatures live almost their entire lives underground. They have short and powerful front legs and toenails shaped like trowels, which make them talented diggers. They can dig more than one metre in only an hour, and their tunnels can be up to 1000 metres long!

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