Otherwise known as marsupial moles, karrkaratuls are found in the sandy deserts of central Australia. They're very rare to see - mostly because they spend all of their time below ground - and when they do pop up they're usually only around for a short while because of their complete and total blindness.

National Geographic reports there are only five to ten sightings of karrkaratuls each decade.

"We had been out recording stories of different bush foods: kampurapa (desert raisins), wangunu (woollybutt grass seed), kilkiti (a wattle seed) and more," wrote the page's administrator, Kate Crossing.

"We were driving along a bush track on our way home when this little golden creature ran across the road in front of us. Yalti yelled out 'karrkaratul' and jumped out as I stopped the car. We all crowded round as Yalti held this beautiful creature carefully in her hands, its powerful front feet trying to dig to safety."

The Tjamu Tjamau Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Kiwirrkurra people of the Western Desert, and spends most of its resources on the threatened species of great desert skinks and bilbies, so it was a nice surprise for the group to see the karrkaratul in the flesh.