Do Moles ever come into homes?
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    Default Do Moles ever come into homes?

    I saw there was a mouse in my trap (yay!), but when I picked
    the trap up, it didn't look like a mouse. It's fur was thicker,
    almost mink like and it's nose was more pointy, and the tail
    wasn't nearly as long as what I generally see.

    I got to wondering if it might be a mole. I didn't know what they
    looked like for sure, so I did a google search and the tips of their
    noses are a different color from the rest of them. The *?* in
    the trap was all one color.

    Do moles ever come into homes? Still not sure what I have, but
    don't think it is a mouse.
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    Google VOLES and see if that is it. It sounds like it. They 'resemble' a mouse.......smaller and more pointy nose, also with a little shorter and 'skinnier' tail.

    Yep........EVERYTHING will come into a house........mice, voles, and even moles but not so much, they are more 'underground'.....YUK!

    Seems to be a SURPLUS of mice and SPIDERS this year! UGH!

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    They will have funny lookins nose type aparatus... and have rounded bodies about 6 in. (15.2 cm) long covered with soft black or gray fur.

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    Franny,
    I looked up voles. They are CUTE, but rather round, and their
    noses aren't as pointed as what I have. I then looked at pictures
    of baby rats and mice but they have big rounded ears whereas
    my ? does not.

    The dark thick fur looks like the mole picture, but it doesn't have
    the same nose as Irene described.

    Will keep on lookin.

    Thanks for the suggestions!!
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    We had a star nosed mole in our house once. What a freaky looking creature. It got lodged between our window panes. Luckily it got back out too. Is your bsmt. damp?

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    we had moles in the house in kildare- longer skinny long nose and no eyes. we could never catch them with the orig.puse trap need the card board box ones with sticky pads inside the box. Im not humane when it comes to mice and moles. ughh
    theyre hairy bodies will catch on the box.

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    They're not moles, they're SHREWS and YEAS they come in houses, and YES they are creepy, and a mouse trap is exactly the right thing for them. YECH!! (Can you tell we've had them??)

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    MaryCarney,
    Thank you! You were right. I googled them right after I saw
    your reply. There were different kinds and some didn't look
    like what I have and then I saw the Northern short-tailed and
    that is it, or at least the way he looks. I've never seen one
    before.

    Thanks again to all of you who tried to help me identify it! I
    learned some things checking into your suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surilda View Post
    MaryCarney,
    Thank you! You were right. I googled them right after I saw
    your reply. There were different kinds and some didn't look
    like what I have and then I saw the Northern short-tailed and
    that is it, or at least the way he looks. I've never seen one
    before.

    Thanks again to all of you who tried to help me identify it! I
    learned some things checking into your suggestions.
    Ugly little spuds, aren't they!!

    Have no clue how they got in our house last fall, but we had a couple of them. The funny thing is, they kind of undulate as opposed to scurry!! They are apparently big fans of peanut butter, because that is how we lured them to the traps.

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    I started to say that the only mole who ever made into my came in the mouth of my dog! What a prize that was! Thank God for bbq tongs! Glad you figured out what it was!

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    Voles!! Interesting! I get moles in the yard occasionally, but the have those flat paddle feet that make them very obvious. Only ones I actually see are the ones my dog gets to before I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryCarney View Post
    They're not moles, they're SHREWS and YEAS they come in houses, and YES they are creepy, and a mouse trap is exactly the right thing for them. YECH!! (Can you tell we've had them??)
    Oh yeah.......I FORGOT about shrews. My sister gets those. And what her cat doesn't BRING in, gets in through the tiniest of spots.

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    YES! They will come in the house (and voles)! One time, my sons GF was sitting on our couch with cargo pants on, and a vole climbed on into one of her lower pockets! It was when we had some early spring flooding - we had everything in the house, opossoms in the attic even! Real animal house that season, didn't sleep a wink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoMom View Post
    One time, my sons GF was sitting on our couch with cargo pants on, and a vole climbed on into one of her lower pockets!
    I know it shouldn't, but that actually sounds cute.
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    As much damage as they cause outside, I would rather see them in the house.

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