Sand Snipes were mosquito-like biting insect Rahi that burrowed under armour to bite at muscle tissue. They lived in Po-Metru. they were created by the Makuta by combining various Viruses and Liquid protodermis. They were considered annoying pests. However, a way was quickly found to deal with them: Sand Snipes were so enthralled by liquid Protodermis that they marched directly to any puddle and often drowned. This odd behavior lead to the expression "foolish as a sand snipe."