The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight.
Makes it easy to slip through the soil.
Paws are good for plowing through the dirt like a machine and pinning prey like a pro wrestler.
Helps sniff out a worm’s whereabouts.
Are good for cutting big, slippery worms down to size.
Worms can’t hear, but their highly sensitive bodies feel the vibrations of tunneling moles, often in time to split the scene.
A slim, slimy, tube-shaped body and fast, accordion-like locomotion gives most moles the slip.
The night crawler is fast, but the mole is bigger, faster, and stronger. Several swift chomps still the worm’s squirm, and the mole wins.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill