Sunday, October 5, 2008
Star Nosed Mole
Today on our walk in the woods Buttercup found this dead animal that she was trying to roll on, and I was like "whoa - what in the hell is this?" - I've of course never seen anything like this before. It looked like a mole to me from watching cartoons and stuff - but I've never seen a mouth like this - it looks like a bristle nose pleco to me! They certainly don't make any moles in cartoons that look like this! It wouldn't be soft and fuzzy for sure!
So I came home and googled "mole" and found out what it is - it's a "star nosed mole" - and the weird thing is - Buttercup found TWO of them in different sections of the woods. We never see them once in our life - and suddenly we find 2 of them dead in one day. That was weird.
I didn't have my nice cameras with me - only my camera phone, so I didn't get any clear photos - and the one thing I was trying to get a clear shot of - his mouth, is the fuzziest thing because I was trying to get close up to that - but of course my phone doesn't have like a macro function, and my vision isn't good enough to be able to tell what kind of photos I'm taking when I'm taking them. So these ass-crap photos will have to do to explain our adventure today.
A nice shot of Charlie and Buttercup though - being very good while I'm taking photo after photo of the dead star nosed mole.