Dead, found like this
This poor fellow was freshly dead - just a few ants crawling on it. I did not see any signs of trauma - curious about cause of death. Weasels have been very active in the area lately - but why would a weasel abandon its dinner?
Found in middle of trail. Rolled over for photo .
feeding tunnel in clay mud. so shallow, it opened on top, revealing the tracks of the mole.
Like a boss!
Unlike most Broad-footed Moles that one sees (including even those in the default photos for this taxon), this one had the distinction of still being alive.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
Dead on the side of the trail.
The broad-footed mole (Scapanus latimanus) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is found in Baja California in Mexico and in California, Nevada and Oregon in the United States at elevations up to 3000 m above sea level. Its karyotype has 2n = 34, FN = 64.