Ever seen a Mole before?

Have you ever seen a mole before? This was a first time for us, and I have to say, we were all excited. Although we probably would have been more excited to see him alive.

We are pretty sure this little mole did not die of natural causes, we found him on our driveway. We have two suspect cats who hunt all day long, anything that looks yummy to them. Mice, lizards, voles, birds, ground squirrels, and now moles!

If you can’t tell by the picture, the fur on this little mole, was the softest fur I think I have ever felt, it felt like velvet! Moles are the strangest looking critters, I guess this just means, one less critter who will be feasting on our garden.