MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: do rodents such as moles sneeze?

Date: Wed Apr 21 11:10:10 2004
Posted By: Evelyn Tsang, Research Assistant/Biology teacher
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1074689944.Zo


Your questions sent me scurrying along the internet lines to find experts 
on the matter.  I sent your question to university professors in animal 
behaviour, to gamekeepers and to animal clubs in North America, Europe 
and Africa!

Moles aren't rodents; they are part of the group Insectivora, along with 
shrews and hedgehogs.  They DO sneeze, or at least they go through the 
motions of clearing their nose in a sneezing manner, when there is 
something in their windpipes.

On the side, rats, mice and other rodents sneeze too.

Hope this gives you some piece of mind!



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