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Coast mole paw mole paw detail - cool claws! Coast mole,Geotagged,Scapanus orarius,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Super cool, and such a relatively small range!

    Any backstory on this individual?
    Posted one year ago
    1. I'm afraid he/she was very recently deceased.... I doubt I'd have been able to capture such a nice detail otherwise. I don't know what happened, though perhaps I may have interrupted a bird of prey. They aren't uncommon - there are mole holes/hills all over the place, though I do think it's fairly rare to see them live above ground. Posted one year ago
      1. It happens, thanks for the info! Posted one year ago
  2. Reminds me that I heard or read somewhere that the only moles one sees above ground are dead ones. Even those cute images of them poking up from their holes. I wonder. I really enjoyed seeing this close detail though. Now that is a foot fit for digging. Ready for some hard yakka! Posted one year ago

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The coast mole or Pacific mole is a medium-sized North American mole found in forested and open areas with moist soils along the Pacific coast from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California.

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2020. Captured Jun 12, 2020 07:12 in 1101 SW 16th St, Renton, WA 98057, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm