Albino Mole in Display Case

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Albino Mole in Display Case

Accession Number:

NEBYM:1909.1

An albino mole in a glazed display case. This mole was caught in 1909 at Stockcross, West Berkshire. It has been mounted with foliage to form a background. Albino moles are extremely rare and it is thought there are only around 400 currently living in the UK. Superstitions were held by mole catchers that if they caught an albino mole then this would foretell the catcher’s death. This is one of first objects to be collected and documented by the museum in 1909.

Period: Early 20th century

Place: Speen

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