Recently a reader emailed to ask how to remove pesky moles from the garden. Their telltale raised mounds, which indicate feeding tunnels, were creating quite a mess in her yard.
The Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus, is found throughout Florida except in the Keys. It is an insect-eating mammal in the Insectivora class, which includes shrews and hedgehogs. The class has four families, with 442 species globally. Star-nosed moles are found in northeastern Florida in the wetlands around the Okefenokee Swamp.