Some year's are like this. The local fauna just doesn't come out to play with the Cryptozoologists. Bessie keeps to her depths and Sasquatch is building a bunker to hide from the recently crowd-sourced drone project. FoxNews called the latest Canadian bigfoot video too inconclusive--and they are the masters of making mountains out of molehills.
So instead of the molehills of Canadian Cryptozoology, I offer you today an unusual Canadian Mole.
Yes, that is an actual photo of an actual animal. Meet our Star-nosed mole. This ugly darling is about the size of a hamster and can be found in the wetlands of the east coast to western Ontario (and sometimes eastern Manitoba). That scary snout actually has twenty-two finger like appendages that are more flexible and more sensitive than any other animal on earth. Like other moles, it burrows (yes, even through snow). It is also quite an accomplished swimmer. Both talents come in handy when hiding from hawks and owls.
Cultural habits of these gregarious creatures are difficult to study. Pairs have been found together, suggesting monogamy, but large colonies are also quite common, even nearby to found pairs. Sometimes groups as large as thirty are found. They don't make many vocal sounds, but they do have large ear openings so perhaps they have a level of communication science has yet to uncover. During mating season, the emit a odor described as "exceedingly rank and nauseous."
I think I would rather meet a Sasquatch.
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