The Golden Mole Is The Blind Assassin Of The Desert

The Golden Mole Is The Blind Assassin Of The Desert

Don't be fooled by the small, blind golden mole—it's a deadly predator. Endemic to Southern Africa, this mole pinpoints its prey in the desert by burrowing under the sand and listening for its vibrations. Learn more about the golden mole and its desert cohorts in the following videos.

Watch The Golden Mole In Action

Watch this small desert predator catch prey in this clip from the Deserts episode of Planet Earth II.

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