Do moles eat plant roots?

No
Yes, but only during spring
Yes, but only young moles
Yes, often
Moles are pests to agriculture and gardening. However, they do not eat plant roots; they only cause damage indirectly when they dig through soil to find earthworms and other small invertebrates in the soil.
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