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Townsend's Mole

Although the Captains felt that some of the animals they observed were no different from those with which they are familiar, in some cases, there have proven to be distinctly different species on the Pacific Coast. This mole is one example of a new species that they did not recognize at the time but which has been demonstrated subsequently.

Capt. Clark, February 26, 1806--The Mouse and Mole of this neighbourhood are the same as those native animals with us.

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