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Eastern Mole

Over the past few weeks, we’ve noticed a bunch of mole hills and mole trails all over the complex, but it wasn’t today until we found who was causing them.

As we were walking by the sidewalk with our daughters, my Other Half noticed that there were a mass of earthworms retreating from a section of the grass that was moving, and lo and behold, it was at the end of the freshest mole trail. Being the curious sort, we all decided to dig it out.

Madness ensued. 🙂

First we started digging where the trail ended, but the mole was a quick little booger and ran back down the way he came. Nayla then had a good idea and backtracked a good 20 feet and started walking up on top of the mole trail to flush him out and as she went about half way back, we noticed some more movement and went at it, digging.

Long story short, moles are incredible diggers.

We got to see him a few times, I even got to feel his fur (which was amazingly soft) but in the end, the mole managed to escape by burrowing under a concrete slab.

I have a feeling, though, that this will not be our last encounter. 🙂