This video shows a marsupial mole.
From ABC in Australia:
Hidden microphones to track desert’s elusive mole
Posted Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:47pm AEST
Microphones hidden in the desert may help scientists learn more about the mysterious creature sometimes called the marsupial mole.
A research project is about to begin in central Australia to find and track the animals as they tunnel through the sand.
La Trobe University researcher Joe Benshemesh has been studying them for years.
“They’re whitish and they have an iridescent sort of sheen to their fur,” he said.
“Their body size is probably not much larger than that of a medium-size rat, they have a stubby little tail.
“Their foreclaws, rather than being little hands are like little shovels, and they have no eyes and they don’t have any flappy bits on their ears, they do have ears.
“So they are a pretty bizarre-looking creature.
“What we’re listening to is the sound of an Itjaritjari that is tunnelling underground and you can hear the shh, shh as it cuts the ground with its forelegs, with those little spades that it has for forelegs.”
“Well they are marsupials but they’re not moles,” he said.
Searching for the marsupial mole: here.
Using an infra-red camera trap, project officer Phil Lewis captured footage of a little long-tailed dunnart, a small mouse-like animal found in parts of Western Australia and South Australia: here.