For the last year or two I have had something digging up the lawn behind the house. It didn't push mole hills like I am used to, but rather tunnels just below the surface which you can actually see in the grass. But up to now the bugger as evaded me. Till the other day when I pulled up the driveway and found a figure lying motionless on the paving. Don't know how this little guy came to his end, but it probably wasn't a cat, otherwise there would not have been a body to inspect (and photograph).
I may be wrong, but from what I can gather, it is a Hottentot Golden Mole (Amblysomus hottentotus). The Hottentot Golden Mole survives with a skill for tunneling unsurpassed in the animal world. It never breaks the earth's surface and may have burrow systems extending in length to over 200 m. This mole is blind with no visible and has a smooth leathery pad on the nose helps the mole to penetrate through soft soil and four clawed toes on each forepaw which is used for digging.
So I thought the digging would be done now, but it seems that his son is following in his father's footstep, or digging borrows in this case, and the digging and tunneling has continues.