A Snowy Killer
Gravedigger Moles are pack animals that live under the frozen wastes of Faur'ridar'ru. They earn their name for their hunting behavior, which involves creating pitfall traps in the thick ice and snow. They build networks of these tunnels, leaving only a thin layer of ice on the top, weak enough for unsuspecting prey to fall into.
The Moles live in packs of one to two dozen, and can sense the vibrations of a trap being sprung. They will crowd the walls of the triggered hole, the near blind creatures send a scout to look for prey. Should they encounter resistance from a trapped creature, they will retreat. The group of scavengers will return sporadically, waiting until the prey dies of hunger, thirst, or freezes to death before feeding on the corpse.
When Gravedigger Moles are not patrolling their traps, they create their dens in the warmer subnivean zone of the glaciers they build upon. It is not uncommon for Gravedigger Moles to have tunnel networks that span tens of miles.
Gravedigger Moles sport a white to brown fur and a body layer of concentrated blubber. Their claws are sharp and flat, suitable for digging up large amounts of snow. Their snouts range from two to three inches in length and sport a series of sharp fangs suited for puncturing the thick hides of its prey and ripping off flesh.
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DistributionGravedigger Moles are native to the snowy regions of Faur'ridar'ru. They prefer the softer soil of the taigas rather than the mountains. They have been exported to colder colonized planets, for use as ecological scavengers.
- Average Weight
Imperial Metric Male 1 - 2 lbs. 0.5 - 1 kg. Female 1.2 - 2.3 lbs 0.55 - 1.5 kg.
- Average Length
Imperial Metric Male 14-20 in. 35-51 cm. Female 16-23 in. 40-58 cm.