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    • Scapanus latimanus
    • Scapanus anthonyi
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    • Broad-footed Mole
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    • Topo pata ancha
    • topociego

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Recent observations

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

chiriria

Date

November 5, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

Observer

antnat

Date

November 1, 2014

Description

In the background (top of photo), a short section of tunnel...

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

callahan

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

There was a mole that was dead in the middle of a path. It looked healthy on the outside so I think it died of old age.

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

taylorpap

Date

the past

Description

this mole was about 5 inches long and has been dead for about 2-4 days. It did not smell bad and it was very cute.

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Observer

chrispincetich

Date

July 18, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

Description

Dead, found like this

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

June 9, 2014

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

wildmarin

Date

June 11, 2014 08:28 AM PDT

Description

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?

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

May 30, 2014

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

taylorellis

Date

May 16, 2014 01:25 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

antnat

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

feeding tunnel in clay mud. so shallow, it opened on top, revealing the tracks of the mole.
Like a boss!

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

lishka

Date

April 5, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

Description

Found dead

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 14, 2014

Description

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.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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