Star-nosed Mole

Star-nosed Mole
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Mole
Common Name : Star-nosed Mole
Scientific Name : Condylura cristata
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A dark furred, round bodied rodent with short legs that end if heavy claws and a long, bald tail. The creatures face is long, and the nose ends with a collection of small growths used to sense the world around them.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 5 – 9 Inches (132 – 230 Millimeters)
Weight: 1 – 3 Ounces (40 – 85 Grams)

Behavior :

Moles live in burrows from which they rarely emerge. This variety will swim while hunting worms and grubs, but these forays are short and never take them far from bolt-holes they can retreat into.

Social Organization :

Solitary; Moles live alone and only come together for mating and offspring rearing.

Approval Level : None; Moles are common and indicate nothing of significance.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

While they have claws they are dull from digging. Moles are not fighters and not dangerous or challenging to kill.

Training Level : Advanced;

Because moles rarely travel far from their holes they require superb stalking skills to be captured.

Hunting Tactic : Ground Rodents
Food Quality : High; They possess flesh rich flesh from worms and roots, and have a deep, multi-layered taste that cats rarely have the pleasure of enjoying.