There's a predator in our lakes most people don't know about. It eats its weight in flesh every day . It has enormous claws, and 22 tentacles at the end of its snout. It's just as happy hunting by night or by day....
It's the star-nosed mole!
They are common in wet soils, marshes, and along waterways. Moles aren't rodents, but insectivores.
If you think moles are cool, you'll want to see the Friends of Lake Wingra exhibit at Jazz in the Park, on June 16, in Wingra Park. The Friends will have an exhibit of skulls of animals that live in and around the lake, for children to touch and examine. And a quiz!