Animal Size

Eastern mole size: How big do they get?

How big does a Eastern mole get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) reaches an average size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 6.17 years, they grow from 5 grams (0.01 lbs) to 87 grams (0.19 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Eastern moles have 3 babies about 1 times per year. The Eastern mole (genus: Scalopus) is a member of the family Talpidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The eastern mole or common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is a medium-sized, overall grey North American mole and the only member of the genus Scalopus. Its large, hairless, spade-shaped forefeet are adapted for digging. The species is native to Canada (Ontario), Mexico, and the eastern United States, and has the widest range of any North American mole.The species prefers the loamy soils found in thin woods, fields, pastures, and meadows, and builds both deep and shallow burrows characterized by discarded excess soil collected in molehills. Its nest is composed of leaves and grasses, and its two to five young are on their own at about four weeks. Its diet consists principally of earthworms and other soil life, but the eastern mole will also eat vegetable matter.Dogs, cats, foxes, and coyotes prey upon the eastern mole, and the species hosts a variety of parasites. Unlike gophers, moles do not eat vegetation and pose no threat to human concerns; the occasional damage to lawns is offset by the aeration provided the soil and consumption of insects. The construction of golf courses has provided the mole with ideal habitat. The species is abundant, occurs in protected areas, faces no major threats and is of little concern to conservationists.

Animals of the same family as a Eastern mole

We found other animals of the Talpidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Eastern mole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Eastern mole:

Animals with the same litter size as a Eastern mole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Eastern mole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Eastern mole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Eastern mole:

Animals with the same weight as a Eastern mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Scalopus aquaticus: