Dead mole with crows feeding on it
Found dead .
Found this mole under a rock just beyond the deer skeleton. Got hold of him as he started retreating down a hole. We were on a Juniper outing and the kids love finding something like this. When we let him go, he dug a hole within seconds and disappeared.
Poor little guy freshly dead on the trail.
Watched this one burrowing around for a few minutes before it showed itself. About 5.5" long.
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.