Strange Mammal - Star Nosed Mole ~ Splendid Pictures Around The Net

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Strange Mammal - Star Nosed Mole

star-nosed mole

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alien looking mammal known as star-nosed mole

mole that have star shape nose

scary star-nosed mole

I'm not sure either these are real photos or manipulated (photoshopped). If you have any information about this strange creature please let me know.

Addition :

According to article on wikipedia ;

Star-nose mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater. It is active day and night and remains active in winter, when it has been observed tunnelling through the snow and swimming in ice-covered streams. Little is known about the social behavior of the species, but it is suspected that it is colonial.

3 comments:

Helena Ferry said...

It's the star nosed mole!

fizdane said...

Thanks Helena for quick response ;)

Ghadolkachan said...

Your collection is simply superb and organizing of pictures excels

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