It has been found that because their saliva contains a toxin that can paralyze earthworms, moles are able to keep their still living prey for later consumption.
It’s been found that before eating earthworms, moles pull them involving their squeezed paws to force the accumulated earth and dirt out of the worm’s gut.
Moles have a unique ability to construct exclusive underground”larders” for the only purpose of keeping food such as earthworms.
Did you know that researchers have found such larders containing more than a thousand earthworms in them?
Did you know that a mole’s diet primarily consists of earthworms and other small invertebrates found in the soil and also many different nuts?
It’s been found that Moles are able to re-use the oxygen they have inhaled when above ground.
Because moles have the ability to re-use the oxygen they’ve inhaled when above ground, they can survive in low-oxygen environments like underground burrows.
It has been said that Moles are proven to be resistant to high levels of carbon dioxide in comparison to other mammals which are in the world today.
The main reason for moles being resistant to higher levels of carbon dioxide is because their blood has a special and unique sort of haemoglobin protein found in their blood cells.
The bodies of moles are cylindrical in shape to make it effortless for them to not only burrow but to also run via small cylindrical tunnels as well.
Their eyes are quite small and are kept covered just enough so that they can see where yet are moving, tell day from night, as well as kept shielded whilst they are tunneling otherwise they are mostly very poor sighted.
You will find that moles are the dominant members of the mammal family, that’s the Talpidae family in the order of Soricomorpha.
Scientists have noted that The Star-nosed Mole can detect, catch and eat food faster than the human eye could follow that is under 0.3 seconds.