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Big-headed Mole Rat

Tachyoryctes macrocephalus

Description:

Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, Rüppel, 1842 (Big-headed Mole Rat, a.k.a. Giant Mole Rat), Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Habitat:

Wet meadow at approx. 3 700 m a.s.l.

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3 Comments

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 8 years ago

However, it can see very far - compared to its body size. They don't allow to approach them closer than 5-6 m, but usually even 10 or more - depending on how quick you are moving.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I imagine his eyes are not overly prominent because he uses them so little!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Peek-a-boo! Great spot!

ArthurTiutenko
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ArthurTiutenko

Robe, Oromia, Ethiopia

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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