star-nosed mole

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amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nose

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Within the U.S., common species of mole include: eastern mole, western American mole, and star-nosed mole. The entrances to their sub-surface dens are bordered by a small mound of dirt, a dead giveaway for mole rather than vole.
Star-nosed mole That nose, with 22 sensitive, fleshy tentacles, isn't just for decoration.
He is interested in studying whether star-nosed moles traded their sense of smell for better touch.
The star-nosed mole's most startling feature is the ring of 22 fleshy appendages surrounding its snout.
HE looks like a bomb went off in the end of his nose, but the Star-nosed Mole's super-sensitive snout is his secret weapon.
From its beady eyes to its scaly tail, the star-nosed mole sports the same neckless, streamlined body that makes all moles champion miners.
The fastest tactile reflex time belongs to the star-nosed mole, Condylura cristata L., which uses 22 nasal appendages to navigate through soil and can react in just 120 ms, when one of these appendages comes in contact with food (Catania & Remple 2004).
There's Mooch, a fly that transmits video data; guinea pigs Darwin (voiced by Sam Rockwell), Juarez (Penelope Cruz) and Blaster (Tracy Morgan); and a star-nosed mole (Nicolas Cage) specializing in computers.
The naturalist travels to Manitoba in Canada to track down the star-nosed mole. Last in series.
And the star-nosed mole, with 22 finger-like tentacles ringing its sensitive snout, may be the world's fastest eater, but with a face like that, would you invite it to dinner?
The star-nosed mole is one of the strangest looking mammals on earth.
"I like the nose on the star-nosed mole. It looks like two sea stars pushed together."
A male ruby-throated hummingbird feeds on the columbine, a star-nosed mole lives beneath the cliff, a pickerel frog shares the pool.
The nose of a star-nosed mole looks a bit like a flower.