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    Default The star nosed mole

    I just found this pic of a star nosed mole eating a worm.



    I'll have nightmares...

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    Awww. I think it's kind of cute.

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    Ew - look at the teeth on that thing!

    I found one once when I moved something in the yard. I scared the crap out of me! I think it was just as freaked out. My dog came running to my "defense" but I didn't want my dog to get it either. YUCK! Luckily it ran under the fence into the neighbors yard. Never saw it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRules View Post
    Ew - look at the teeth on that thing!

    I found one once when I moved something in the yard. I scared the crap out of me! I think it was just as freaked out. My dog came running to my "defense" but I didn't want my dog to get it either. YUCK! Luckily it ran under the fence into the neighbors yard. Never saw it again.
    Ewww, was it a regular mole or a star nosed one? The normal ones are cute but the star nosed one is creepy. Its nose looks like naked flesh.
    Where do you live? I've never heard about this animal before.

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    What is the point of that nose, I ask you?

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    a face only a star nosed mole's mother could love
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    The mole can sniff under water:





    Wiki says:

    The Star-nosed Mole is covered in thick blackish brown water-repellent fur and has large scaled feet and a long thick tail, which appears to function as a fat storage reserve for the spring breeding season. Adults are 15 to 20 cm in length, weigh about 55 g, and have 44 teeth. The mole's most distinctive feature is a circle of 22 mobile, pink, fleshy tentacles at the end of the snout. These are used to identify food by touch, such as worms, insects and crustaceans.

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    It's half mole, half squid. I shall name thee: Cloverfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducki View Post
    Ewww, was it a regular mole or a star nosed one? The normal ones are cute but the star nosed one is creepy. Its nose looks like naked flesh.
    Where do you live? I've never heard about this animal before.
    It had a nasty, freakish nose - so I am pretty sure it was the starnose mole. I live in Minnesota, where they are found.

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    Lol, freaks. Adorable freaks.

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    So is that Intelligent Design or Evolution?

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    Well, they live underground in the dark and cannot see well anyway, so evolution got rid of the eyes (why waste the blood flow on a useless organ?) but the creature needed some way of finding prey and being able to distinguish between food, mate, and predator...and so the useful tentacle nose was developed.
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    Amazing yes. Ugly as hell, yes.

    I'd cry if I found that shiz in my back yard.

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    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0PMcXK6XA[/YOUTUBE]

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    awww it's kind of cute.
    that's an interesting video too. i'd never even heard of this animal before seeing this thread.
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