Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle (they live just below the ground surface) They have cylindrical bodies, velvety fur, very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes, reduced hindlimbs and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging. The term "mole" is especially and most properly used for "true moles" of the Talpidae family
Breeding season for a mole depends on species but is generally February through May. Males search for females by letting out high-pitched squeals and tunneling through foreign areas.
The gestation period of the Eastern is approximately 42 days. Three to five young are born, mainly in March and early April.
Pups leave the nest 30–45 days after birth to find territories of their own.
Moles are solitary creatures, coming together only to mate. Territories may overlap, but moles avoid each other and males may fight fiercely if they meet.
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