The European mole (Talpa europaea) has an elongated, cylindrical body, covered in black, velvety fur. Although the eyes are complete, they are tiny, and often hidden by fur. There are no external ears and the nose is naked, apart from sensitive whiskers. The large, spade-like forepaws are well adapted for digging, with five robust claws and a permanently out-turned position. The sexes are very similar in appearance, but males are usually slightly larger.
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