The Q&A Archives: What Do Moles, Voles, and Shrews Look Like?

Question: I spotted a kinda flat rodent scurrying in my flower bed, and assumed it was a mole, promptly treating it with Mole-Med. After reading your FAQ's, I have this nagging feeling: was it really a mole? What I saw was a flat, blackish rodent. It ran so fast, I couldn't get a better look ! I am terrified it will totally damage my beautiful flowers.

Answer: It might have been a lowly mouse, too. It is really hard to tell, especially in that one blink of an eye. Here are some links that might help you: (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln) (Cornell Univ. - NY) (Washington State Univ. Cooperative Extension) (Purdue Univ.)

Good luck with your flowers!

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