Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
Mighty bite. The giant mole rat is equipped with formidable incisors, which it displays when confronted by rivals or predators. Its large teeth are also its primary tool when digging burrow systems, complete with a tunnel to a "hay pile" for rubbish and several foraging tunnels. Reluctant to stray far, the mole rat spends just an hour or so a day gathering grass and herbs with half its stocky body still in the tunnel. But trouble comes home to it with predation by the rear Ethiopian wolf and raptors, plus overgrazing of its habitat by domestic livestock
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Afroalpine wetlands, grasslands and moorlands in the Bale Mountains National Park of southern Ethiopia