Size Comparison Between A  Beaver,

Mountain Beaver and a Mole 

Pictured above Beaver [L}, Mountain Beaver {C} and a Mole {R}  

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Ever wonder how big a Beaver ( Castoridae ) really or is what it is capable of being in terms of size and weight?

The American Beaver   have a body length’s  of 3-4 feet and add another 7-14 inches for the tail and weigh in at an average of 20-60 pounds but trappers have verified catches as much as 80 pounds but very rare. Beavers have 1-8 kits once per year,  born with a full coat of fur with their eyes open and weigh about one pound.

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Have you ever heard of a Mountain Beaver? Is it really a Beaver? How big is a Mountain beaver ?  A mountain beaver is bigger then any mole and smaller then any beaver. Mountain beavers, are locally called boomers and are found in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and in parts of British Columbia, are 12 to 14 inches long and resemble large, overgrown hamsters or tailless muskrats.

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How big is a mole?  The comparison picture above was made by a trapper in Astoria Oregon and four species of moles are found in the pacific States . I am guessing if the  was a Townsend’s mole the most economivaslly important mole in oregon.

The Townsend’s MoleScapanus townsendii, is the largest North American mole. It has velvety black fur, a pointed snout and a short thick nearly hairless tail. It is about 21 centimetres (8.3 in) in length including a 4 centimetres (1.6 in) long tail and weighs about 138 grams (4.9 oz). Its front paws are broad and spade-shaped, specialized for digging; the rear paws are smaller. It has an extraordinary number of teeth,  44 .
Mole Damage in agricultural areas is caused by mole mounds and burrow systems which reduce pasture production, make harvesting d i f f i c u l t by breaking or plugging machinery, contaminate hay and s i l a g e thus, retarding proper curing, contribute to soil erosion and make ready-made homes for invading meadow mice, pocket gophers, and other rodent pests. Moles also damage lawns, gardens, flower beds and occasionally eat or destroy valuable seeds and bulbs.

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