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great blog Gee and even though it gave me a giggle and only because you tell a good story,,, but i really feel for you and seems you have one very clever mole living with you,, i really dont know what to say and even if you catch it will it come back, im not sure on their homing instinct, but like you i wouldnt want to kill it, seen a program on that and wasnt nice at all, but maybe someone will have fresh ideas, good luck Gee ;o(

24 Jul, 2010

 

Poor you Gee, so annoying, arent they. We've had them in the past and we found it fascinating how they could come under the brook! They do make a mess, I feel for you.

24 Jul, 2010

 

Well Gee all i can say is same Gee is same as Sandra as said, feel so sorry for you but not a clue as to what you can do to get rid but good luck to you.:((

24 Jul, 2010

 

Clever little devil isn't he? I too have no idea how to get rid of them i'm sure someone on here must do though, good luck hope the little blighter moves out soon

24 Jul, 2010

 

This in fact must be awful poor you. My suggestion is stomping up and down the garden as loud as you can and stick your speaker down the hole with the double base turned up as they hate noise.

24 Jul, 2010

 

No idea what you can do about the mole but I do like your blog with the pictures. Hope you catch it soon. No doubt Gee you will have read the info about them on Wikipedia there are q uite a few ways of getting rid of them !

24 Jul, 2010

 

Crackin blog and am sorry but it did make me laugh !
I would laugh even more at the thought of you stomping up and down the garden playing loud music ! lol

24 Jul, 2010

 

Me too Gee, I know its very annoying for you but can't help feeling great admiration for the little Moles determination to rule his underground kingdom! A great blog!

24 Jul, 2010

 

Oh Gee..sorry for your dilemma..but your blog did make me laugh ! Rounds 1 2 and 3...always one step ahead ! Glad you dont intend to harm the little fella...keep us posted please !!

24 Jul, 2010

 

Fabulous blog Gee, sorry but I laughed too, love your illustrations, I have a problem with a mr mole too so know how you feel. The only method you didn't mention was a glass bottle stuck in the ground, the wind blowing over the top is supposed to make an eerie sound and frighten them away but given your cunning little chap he'd probably clap along!! I've had no joy with anything to move mr mole on either :o( Good luck

25 Jul, 2010

 

Have you ever seen the Jasper Carrot sketch about moles Gee? He has a very good solution to your problem which involved a shotgun with a torch strapped to it, a revolving chair, one very late night and some very understanding police officers! Lol

I'm sorry I can't offer any real advice but your blog reminded me of this sketch so much!

25 Jul, 2010

 

Gosh Gee. What an epic struggle with Mr Mole or even Mrs. I saw a bit about teabags and Jeyes fluid in questions to do with keeping cats away. These could be dotted around tunnels maybe. They might act as a deterrent. Or he might just make new tunnels to avoid them.

25 Jul, 2010

 

I've found a video of the sketch Gee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas

Hope you like it!

25 Jul, 2010

 

I have just watched it, Ian. I had seen it before but had forgotten just how funny it was. Now, I've got a torch and a revolving chair - whose got a shotgun I can borrow? :)

I think you're right, Dorjac, most remedies just make the mole make a detour and start a new tunnel :(

I felt very despondent when I started this blog but feel more philosophical about it this morning. The trap is still empty and Mole is working his away across the top of the garden, under each of the paving slabs!

25 Jul, 2010

 

It is awful when moles make a mess out of all your hard work but I'm pleased you sound a little more positive about it today. I understand there are specialist mole catchers that will come and do the job for you but I'm sure there will be a price to pay.
Good luck with it all Gee!

25 Jul, 2010

 

I don't really want to kill it, Ian. I have ear-marked a nice little area where I could release it (probably illegal!) if only I could catch it :)

25 Jul, 2010

 

So sorry for your frustration Gee. Yes I am another one who is going to say how amusing I found your blog. I know you probably didn't intend your problem to be so funny but maybe it will lighten your load slightly knowing we are in fact sympathetic too! ;})))) I feel that due to all your efforts and tips you will succeed. Good luck!

25 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks, Grannysue, I'm usually quite laid back what with tortoises and dogs cavorting around the garden but the mole did begin to annoy me! Silly really, it's got to live somewhere - anyone want a lodger?

25 Jul, 2010

 

Oh dear, things are not that funny your end, but your blog made me giggle so much Gee ... !

31 Jul, 2010

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