Animal of the day – 8/23/2010 – The Star Nosed Mole

Star Nosed Mole

The animal of the day is the Star Nosed Mole. (Did you know: Life magazine has rated it the fastest eater alive, taking as short as 120 milliseconds (average: 227 milliseconds) to identify and consume individual food items. Its brain decides in the ultra short time of 8 ms if a prey is comestible or not. This speed is at the limit of the speed of neurons. That means it’s decided to eat or not eat it before it’s tastebuds even taste it!)

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4 thoughts on “Animal of the day – 8/23/2010 – The Star Nosed Mole

  1. Ok…sick. I’ve watched this thing on a show…and seeing it in a still shot is somehow worse. I understand their awesomeness…but do they have to look like that? They are blind, but fast! And they are awesome at hunting for food underwater. Go having fingers as a nose!

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