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Do moles eat plant roots?
Yes, but only during spring
Yes, but only young moles
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.
Where do raccoons occur?
In North America
In Eastern Asia
In South Africa
Raccoons are common throughout North America from Canada to Panama. There is archeological evidence that in pre-Columbian times raccoons were numerous only in the Southeastern United States. As raccoons were not mentioned in reports of pioneers exploring the central parts of the United States their spread may have begun as late as 19th century.
Which of the following cats is the closest relative of cougar?
The cougar is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat, than to any species of subfamily Pantherinae (of which only the jaguar is native to the Americas).
Which mammals tolerate exceptionally high levels of carbon dioxide?
Moles are adapted to survive in low-oxygen environments such as underground burrows. They tolerate higher levels of carbon dioxide than other mammals because their blood cells contain a special form of hemoglobin.
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