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No More Making Mountains Out Of Mole Hills [Apr. 14th, 2015|11:04 am]
Tony Grist
We have two recurrent mole hills on the lawn. Two years ago my mother would have objected to them- and we'd have been calling in the mole catcher and she'd have been trying to beat him down on price- but now she's stopped caring about almost everything except having her meals served regularly and on time.

And so I go out with my besom and sweep the hills away- and the moles build them up again in the night.
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From: artkouros
2015-04-14 12:42 pm (UTC)
Maybe you can rent a terrier. Or python.

We have armadillos. They live under the deck at an elderly neighbor's house. they've been there for years. No tunnels, just little funnel shaped holes in everyone's yard. But we enjoy their company.

Edited at 2015-04-14 12:43 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
I enjoy the company of the moles or- because that's a bit of an overstatement- am perfectly happy to have them around. I don't much care for a lawn.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2015-04-14 01:36 pm (UTC)
Can you buy Juicy Fruit gum where you are? I know that sounds weird, but if you can, get some and put pieces down the mole holes. It will get rid of them.

Or not, if you really do enjoy their company.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-14 05:51 pm (UTC)
I think juicy fruit is available but I've no particular wish to move the moles on.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2015-04-14 02:33 pm (UTC)
> but now she's stopped caring about almost everything except having her meals served regularly and on time.

That almost made me cry, for some reason. Initially I thought "I hope I never get like that!", then thought that perhaps it wouldn't be so bad. I do like meals...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-14 08:31 pm (UTC)
She seems perfectly happy with her life. It's strange.
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[User Picture]From: resonant
2015-04-15 02:56 am (UTC)
You now have convenient holes to dump your compost!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-15 10:46 am (UTC)
In the middle of the lawn?
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2015-04-15 10:52 pm (UTC)
moles are eating the things eating the lawns root
sadly they also do the lawn in

we've got tons of the damn things
sirius kills them when above ground

jack used to go after them in the grown
but his tunneling was way worse!
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