Moles are small cylindrical mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle. They have velvety fur; tiny or invisible ears and eyes reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws oriented for digging. The term is especially and most properly used for the true moles, those of the Talpidae family in the order Soricomorpha found in most parts of North America, Asia, and Europe although may refer to other completely unrelated mammals of Australia and southern Africa which have also evolved the mole body plan; it is not commonly used for some talpids, such as desmans and shrew-moles, which do not quite fit the common definition of “mole”.
A Mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night if the soil is dirt. At tunnel entrances, the dirt is kicked out by the hind feet into it hills. In long, deep tunnels the dirt is compacted into the walls by the mole’s body. In shorter tunnels it can turn around and push some of the loose soil out with its nose. Also there is a popular belief that its blind which a misconception. A mole has eyes but they are very small
and thus protect them from dirt and infection. Their eyesight is poor because we know they can’t detect color, but its eyesight is sensitive to movement and light which helps it when emerging from beneath ground. Changes such as these in a its environment will also tell it certain things about where it is in relation to its burrow.