A friend of ours came across a mole in the course of his gardening duties and decided that he was just the thing for our house full of budding naturalists. Of course, the mole didn't want to show himself.
His temporary abode was taken outside, where he suffered the indignity of being dug out with gloved hands, and put on display. Once released, he made a hasty retreat. He was then taken to the unused part of the garden and freed.