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Star-nosed Mole
Condylura cristata





credit: NPS


Unmistakable, snout has 22 fleshy, tentacle-like appendages surrounding the nostrils. Pelage is dense, coarse, and ranges from blackish brown to black, with slightly paler undersides. Tail about as long as head and body, scaly, constricted at base, and covered sparsely with black hair.

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