Very speedy, diving in and out of eucalyptus leaf litter. Too cowardly to catch it like http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3446483 !
From past files . Found dead .
Found on Skyline Trail just before the junction to Huckleberry and Pinehurst Trails. The mole was observed foraging above ground near a creek. Unknown how common it is for moles to be above surface.
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.