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    • Scapanus latimanus
    • Scapanus anthonyi
  • English
    • Broad-footed Mole
  • Spanish
    • Topo pata ancha
    • topociego
  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • yóšoɁ

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Recent observations

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

jay13

Date

March 15, 2016 03:18 PM PDT

Description

Also quite dead. It was a bad month for moles, apparently.

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

leptonia

Date

April 21, 2016 10:49 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

April 17, 2016 03:21 PM PDT

Description

Dead along the trail. Stiff and ants ran out of the only apparent injury when flipped over. If killed by a predator, it wasn't eaten. Tracker I know has said that this is quite common and there are theories floating about as to why these animals are killed but not eaten. I don't know to what extent it has been studied.

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

kelsie-pombo

Date

April 18, 2016 02:26 PM PDT

Description

Found dead on the path, relatively intact. One small hole on the side, where small maggots are feeding. Laying on back.

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Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

damontighe

Date

April 14, 2016 06:49 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

asjones

Date

April 4, 2016 02:49 PM PDT

Description

Dead on surface on side of fire road through mixed evergreen forest

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

April 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Watching this mole digging in the garden was fascinating. First he would run to a suitable patch, then start digging in a tight circular pattern, his body just barely below the surface. Each circle would take him a little further along, and occasionally there would be a pause in activity, when definite crunching noises could be heard! After a while, he would pop out of the ground again and move to a different patch.

The other interesting thing was the mass exodus of worms pouring up out of the ground where the mole was, making a hasty retreat.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

onelizbee

Date

February 10, 2016 05:11 PM PST

Description

Tunnels made under the snow, which then melted.

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

gbentall

Date

March 15, 2016 05:05 PM PDT

Description

Identified by size, ~ 6" and geographic range
:-( I love moles.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

richardwasson

Date

November 21, 2015

Description

Demise unknown.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Date

November 9, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

lindynik

Date

September 12, 2015 11:04 AM PDT
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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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