- "I'm a molehog, my head's supposed to be underground..."
- ―Louis to Peaches on being underground.[src]
Molehogs were small mammals that lived during the ice ages.
Small tunneling mammals, molehogs had small round ears, short clawed paws, backs coated in short spines and a stocky build. Most molehogs had long snouts, though exceptions, such as Louis, existed, as Louis had a shorter snout and a grayish pelt, a trait often seen in older molehogs rather than young ones.
Molehogs were among the animals that lived in Ice Valley, a valley surrounded by massive walls of ice. Upon learning that it was to flood over with the massive amounts of oncoming meltwater, the molehog population made a hasty retreat to a boat formed from a fallen tree situated at the end of the valley.
The molehogs all left the valley alive and well, where they sought lives elsewhere, a number of them finding themselves among the animals accosted by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a creature long since believed extinct, that was searching for her missing young.
Further on in time, some molehogs made a move to the coastal regions, where they were most affected by the shift of the continents, none more so than Louis, a young molehog that had an affinity for a mammoth named Peaches. Molehogs were smaller, tunneling animals, with medium sized round ears (size compared to their body), shortly clawed paws, a back covered in shorter quills and a thinner body. They had a short muzzle and were covered in a division of a grey and brown pelt. Their quills were elongated on top of their head to create a more stylish hairstyle.
Few years later, some molehogs witnessed a meteor shower, and, not long after that, they were invited to the wedding of Peaches and Julian, two mammoths that were members of the herd that stopped a deadly asteroid.
Behind the Scenes
The molehogs' name is a portmanteau of "mole" and "hedgehog", as they share traits with both creatures.
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (First appearance)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
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