The Star Nosed Mole gets few dates

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
star nosed mole
Nothing worse for this mole than getting a snotty cold!
The Star Nosed Mole gets few dates because they look bloody weird....

The star-nosed mole's snout has 22 fleshy tentacles that are used to identify food by touch. The condylura cristata has eleven pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing their snout which are used as a touch organ. Thenose has more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs.

These moles are often found in North America, live in wet lowland areas and like to dine on small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs.

1 comment:

  1. I love these little critters. The star nosed mole is one weird looking mammal. I am glad to see others spreading the word about these guys.

    Many people seem to think that these pictures are photo-shopped.

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