Diurnal Above-ground Movement in Hairy-tailed Moles, Parascalops breweri

Erin E. Fraser, Johnston F. Miller


We report the first record of Hairy-tailed Moles (Parascalops breweri) moving above ground during the day and suggest that the four individuals observed were young-of-the-year dispersing from their natal territories. Extreme drought conditions may also have driven these animals to move above ground.


Hairy-tailed Moles; Parascalops breweri; diurnal; dispersal; above-ground; Ontario

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v122i3.611

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