REPLY: Moles and other Geophyte predators
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 19:02:00 PST
In a message dated 12/30/2005 6:39:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

I rest  my case. I might add that until I read the book a few years ago, I,
too,  believed that moles were exclusively carnivorous and that voles were
using  their runs to eat the bulbs. Apparently that is not always the  case.

Ernie, this information was startling. I have always been told moles were  
strictly insectivores. After reading your post, I did a Google search on moles  
and diet and found that virtually every report claimed that moles were 
strictly  insect eaters, with earthworms the largest part of their diet. One report 
did  say that almost every species of mole does indeed eat some vegetation, 
Learn something new every day.
Bill Lee
(who doesn't have Townsend's moles in Ohio)

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