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13 of the ugliest animals on the planet

Sept. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
Star-nosed mole

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Star-nosed mole

These moles might have the most bizarre noses in the animal kingdom. Their weird whiffers are defined by 22 fleshy appendages that act more like ultra-sensitive fingers than a nose.

The snouts are lined with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors that help the mole feel its way through its underground lair.