Mole Guards are moles that appear in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, specifically the ones who attack the Kongs in various levels. They are found in mine cart levels. Mole Guards use hardhats and are commonly found riding in mine carts trying stand on way of the Kongs. They are first found in the Jungle level Crazy Cart. Later, the Mole Guards are found most in Cave world levels. In the level Bombs Away, there is a Mole Guard on foreground who throws bombs and destroys tracks being ride by the Kongs. In Mole Patrol, a Rocket Barrel level, it is possible to see these enemies using pickaxes to mining crystals and attack the heroes. In the same level, an automated version of the Mole Train releases many Mole Guards floating by using balloons who try also attack the primates with pickaxes. In the Cloud level Mischievous Moles, an exclusive level to Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, many Mole Guards in the background throw bombs at the foreground constantly.
- Mole Guards are very similar to Mole Miners in appearance.