Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 19, 2011. We found very plush mole, dead in the gutter, after someone paid tribute with a Spanish Broom flower. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
How do you know what wildlife lives in your neighborhood? Sometimes you only know a species is there, when you find a dead one.
Moles live underground and eat worms and other invertebrates. I've only once seen a live one poking its snout out of a hole on Fellowship Parkway, on a foggy morning. More often, moles are left on the side of the road, after being killed by cats.
The last unusual species to turn up dead was a Ring-Necked Snake.