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The Beauty of Ugly

A Twenty-two Tentacled Nose

At only 4 to 5 inches long, the star-nosed mole has one of the strangest noses in nature. Its 22 fleshy tentacles are super-sensitive to touch. The star-nosed mole hunts worms and insects, and its specialized nose allows it to capture and eat its prey 14 times faster than any other mole.