Moles are very busy little animals because they are always digging and looking for food to eat. They spend most of the time on their own in dark tunnels under the ground. They are busy at night and also during the day.
The Mole is small and it has a rounded body. It has grey-black velvety fur. Some people call it the 'little gentleman in black velvet'. The Mole doesn't have a neck. Its head is joined directly to its body. It also has two very large hands.
The ears of the Mole are small. They are also hidden in the fur so that earth doesn’t go into them when the Mole is digging a tunnel. The Mole also has a short furry tail which is always held upright.
Moles have really tiny eyes. They are the size of pinheads and they are usually closed. Moles can’t recognise colour, but they can see things move and they can tell whether it is light or dark.
The Mole has a long pointed nose. The front part of the nose is called a 'snout'. The snout is pink and it is very sensitive. The Mole also has forty-four very sharp teeth which it uses if it has to fight with other Moles.