Four different types of moles dwell in the Pacific Northwest: the broadfooted mole, the coast mole, the shrew mole and the townsend mole. The most notorious of these moles is the townsend, causing vast damage to crops, lawns and gardens. With its dark, velvet-like fur, this creature can grow to length of nine inches. Half the size of the Townsend is the coast mole. Sometimes confused with the Townsend, the coast mole is perhaps most well-known for the numerous molehills that outline their home ranges. One coast mole can make up to 400 molehills during the year. The broadfooted mole is somewhat smaller with a greyish or coppery coat. Shrew moles actually will spend part of their time above ground, unlike the others. Shrew moles prefer areas where digging is easy and they are the smallest of the mole species, about h the size of a common house mouse. All these species of moles have the telltale pointed snouts, nearly-naked tails, and sturdy, clawed feet.