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Golden mole is NOT dead to me

I know how DL feels about moles, but I thought we'd make an exception for this blind little dollface.

[quote]Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a species of mole with an iridescent golden coat and the ability to almost “swim” through sand dunes after it hadn’t been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct.

[quote]The De Winton’s golden mole – a small, blind burrower with “super-hearing powers” that eats insects – was found to be still alive on a beach in Port Nolloth on the west coast of South Africa by a team of researchers. It had been lost to science since 1936.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 1, 2023 7:27 PM


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by Anonymousreply 1December 1, 2023 2:55 PM

It hasn't been that long since it was last seen. It was featured in National Geographic's 'The Living Sands of Namib' (1978), narrated by Burgess Meredith (begins approx 48:15 on video below):

It is definitely 𝑛𝑜𝑡 adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 2December 1, 2023 3:02 PM

Dollface thread.

by Anonymousreply 3December 1, 2023 3:03 PM

I miss the Boxing Day Vole.

by Anonymousreply 4December 1, 2023 3:03 PM

We do not object to this type of mole.

by Anonymousreply 5December 1, 2023 3:04 PM

What about this type of mole?

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by Anonymousreply 6December 1, 2023 7:27 PM
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