Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fact of the Day: Marsupial Moles

Marsupial moles in Australia get their names obviously from its similarities to other moles all over the world. However, their DNA is not very similar. They are more closely related to other marsupials (such as kangaroos and koalas) than they are to moles of either North America or Eurasia.   

9 comments:

  1. Guess they have a mole to pick with humans

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  2. Adam, I have never seen a mole and really do not want to in my own yard. My brother used to have them in his yard and did every trick to rid his yard of them. :) Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Of course she is.
      We lock up our TRUMPS and cronies.
      Colin

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  4. Moles are pretty small. Wondering how big these are. I'm off to find out.

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  5. You got my curiosity "buds" working as I have never seen a mole in Australia
    except in a zoo and they were probably from overseas???
    Anyhow the mole as shown above is found in the north-west of Western Australia - in desert areas! You would hardly find them digging up your backyard......no one lives really in this area except on the coastal fringe and on cattle stations the size of some of your states.

    Thanks for this info. Adam but I won't need to put out traps in my garden for them and I certainly have no intention of "going bush" in the vain hope of spotting one of them!
    Colin

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