Some fun facts about moles:
Moles can dig tunnels at a rate of up to 15 feet per hour.
A mole’s speed through existing tunnels is about 80 feet per minute!
The usual lifespan of a mole is three to four years in the wild.
moles may resemble mice and rats, they are not rodents. Instead they
are insectivores and belong to the same family as shrews and bats.
Like pigs, male moles are called "boars" and female moles are called "sows".
have been found to tolerate higher levels of carbon dioxide than other
mammals, because their blood cells have a special form of hemoglobin
that has a higher affinity to oxygen than others forms of wildlife. This
allows them to survive underground with low levels of oxygen and high
levels of carbon dioxide. In addition to this, moles utilize oxygen more
effectively by reusing the exhaled air, and as a result, are able to
survive in low-oxygen environments such as burrows.
In cold and/or dry weather, moles will often dig deeper into the ground, following their food source.