Dead, out in an alluvial community.
Is this a correct ID?
Dead on the side of the trail.
On a muddy streamback, which would make me think it most likely Star-nosed Mole
Found dead on edge of dirt access road at Kilowatt South Park
Made during the monthly bird survey at ww.hornsbybend.org.
A closer look. 10/1/10
The family Talpidae includes the moles, shrew moles, desmans, and other intermediate forms of small insectivorous mammals of the order Soricomorpha. Talpids are all digging animals to various degrees: moles are completely subterranean animals; shrew moles and shrew-like moles somewhat less so; and desmans, while basically aquatic, excavate dry sleeping chambers; whilst the quite unique star-nosed mole is equally adept in the water and underground. Talpids are found across the Northern Hemisphere and southern Asia, Europe,...