Moles dig quickly. They use their powerful front legs to scoop soil. Then they push the soil back behind their bodies. Moles can dig 15 feet (4.6 m) of tunnels in one hour. Shallow tunnels near the surface help moles move. Other tunnels go deeper underground. Moles use these tunnels to sleep and store food.
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Are there areas around you that would be a good home for a mole? Why or why not?
What books have you read about other animals that dig tunnels? What do those animals have in common with moles? How are they different?
Moles dig easily in soil with few roots. Can you think of places where it would be hard for moles to dig?
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