Donald A. Windsor
A dead Starnose Mole was lying in the intersection of Steere and Sherman-Bliven roads in the Town of McDonough on Sunday 24 March 2013, around noon.
My wallet, which is 4 1/2 inches long, appears below the mole.
According to Burt and Grossenheider, the Starnose Mole head + body are 4
1/2 to 5 inches and the tail is 3 to 3 1/2 inches.
surprised to find this critter out above all the snow, which was at
least 9 inches deep. It did not appear to have been hit by a vehicle.
Perhaps it was caught by a predator and then discarded.
W.H. ; Grossenheider, R.P. Starnose Mole Condylura cristata. In: A
Field Guide to the Mammals. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 2nd Ed. 1964.
Pages 16-17, 20.