Nothing struck fear into the heart of our friend Roxie like the Star-nosed mole. “Why did you have to pick THAT creature?” She would ask. But our little mole, with its long claws, beady eyes and adorable lisp was a favorite of the audience and made special appearances in the lobby to greet guests. Nina, his puppeteer, even took him home to visit her nieces and nephews.
Here, a real star-nosed mole:
Oof! Ok, that is a little scary. Here, our puppet mole coming together
Allie works out the mechanism of the nose and hand controls: