There's a mole loose aboot this hoose

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There's a mole loose aboot this hoose

Post by Kate » Tue 08 Feb 2011 19:00

I know it doesn't really work at all (there's a mole goal aboat this hole??) but we have a mole in the garden and it's digging all the grass up. Anybody any ideas how to get rid? Hate the idea of killing it - is there any way to persuade it to go away?

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Post by Nigel and Karen » Tue 08 Feb 2011 19:07

This won`t help but it may make you smile?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas
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Post by Sue » Tue 08 Feb 2011 19:51

I am not a goose or a moose on the loose
I am a MOLE and I live in a hole.

Just for you Thumbers
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Post by polremy » Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:14

boom... boom boom boom.

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Post by Sue » Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:50

Was that not Basil Brush Polremy. A quite different species altogether!!
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Post by russell » Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:58

You could try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5HfsKLM-34 :shock: :shock:

Seriously, I know of no way of getting rid of them without killing them. They sell some (safe) explosive devices for the purpose in many bricolage stores as well as special poisons. The spring traps are almost useless.

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Post by polremy » Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:59

Oh, no.
Basil Brush was only two booms - Boom Boom.
The "I am a mole and I live in a hole" ended with boom - boom boom.
Well, I think it did.
But then of course, I have had a couple of riojas.

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Post by Sue » Tue 08 Feb 2011 21:17

I may be wrong (I have only been drinking water) but I dont think there are any booms!!
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Post by thumbelina » Tue 08 Feb 2011 21:52

:cry:
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Post by polremy » Tue 08 Feb 2011 22:04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdwLp0co ... 8kVR78hdlk

Yeah, I think it was just me - I used to add the boom boom boom bit
Hope you enjoy it, Thumbers.
Catchy little number to drive you mad.

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Post by thumbelina » Tue 08 Feb 2011 22:08

:cry:
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Post by john » Tue 08 Feb 2011 22:52

Just returned from some time away warming myself, to see this "mole" question.

The remedy that a Norfolk farmer told me was to take a wide topped deepish bottle (in practice,a wine one will work),dig a hole in the mole infested ground,and bury said wine bottle with just about 3 cm of the top poking out above the surface. Then hope for some windy days (hardly unknown in this neck of the woods),and when the wind blows over the surface of the opening of the bottle it creates a whistling ,vibrating sound,which,evidently the moles hate,so they take their tunneling business elsewhere.

I know it sounds bizarre,but it has worked for me on several occasions both here and in E Anglia.

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Post by Sue » Wed 09 Feb 2011 08:32

Welcome back John.
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Post by Sue » Wed 09 Feb 2011 08:33

Yes Thumbers it was a bit to old for me to remember much of so would be well before your time.
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Post by Kate » Wed 09 Feb 2011 08:39

Thanks for that John and Russel. I was just about to say...
Anyway, about this mole, subject of thread!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :lol:

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Post by john » Wed 09 Feb 2011 09:02

Sue wrote:Welcome back John.
Thanks Sue.

Another thing worth mentioning is that (and I don't know whether this is a coincidence or not),is that up to 2 yrs ago we were plagued by moles. Then we got two young,very hungry cats . The moles have been notable by their absence since then.

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