Mole Guards are enemies in Donkey Kong Country Returns. They are a sub-species of Mole Miners who are armed with and throw bombs. Like Mole Miners, they appear in the Cave (Donkey Kong Country Returns). Mole Guards look exactly like Mole Miners but behave differently. Their first and most prominent appearance in the Cave is in Bombs Away. In this level (Bombs Away), a Mole Guard will appear on a seperate track at different times and throw bombs at the track to try and stop the Kongs (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong) from reaching the level's end..Eventually, the Mole Guard will hurl a giant bomb at the track but crashes into a wall before doing so. However, the giant bomb still breaks a large piece of the track. Mole Guards later appeared during the boss level to try and stop the Kongs from reaching Max but failed. Mole Guards cannot be defeated by the Kongs; they can only be defeated when they crash.