Common Name: Eastern Mole
Scientific Name: Scalopus aquaticus
Habitat: Fossorial (underground) where proper soil conditions exist.
Diet: Worms, but may kill and eat any invertebrate or vertebrate it encounters.
This mammal digs tunnels day and night and in all seasons and may burrow through woodlands, fields, and lawns. Although accused of feeding on vegetable matter, this is probably only a minor portion of the diet. However, damage may occur during tunneling that causes some vegetation to die.