the kids rescued a mole

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by agnes_day, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    and he is precious!!! anything we should know about moles? my husband is bringing him some meal worms and he is burrowed in a box of straw right now. the dog was on the verge of eating him and the kids intervened. he is better than he was last night..he was bleeding a little bit but now he is alert with no bleeding, although i am worried because he will let the kids hold him without even acting aggressive, like you would expect a wild animal to do.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I don't have the smiley, but THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Please send your kids down here... they can collect all of the moles [​IMG]

    Yes, please, do post pics!!!
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Pics! [​IMG]
  5. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    We dont have moles around here. I wouldnt even know what one looks like. You know why? Because you have not posted a picture of this alleged mole. He may be innocent of being a mole. How will we know?
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwww, how cute! Pics please. [​IMG]
  8. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
  9. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Moles burrow into the earth and eat earthworms and grubs (cutworms and the like). They don't eat vegetable matter (roots, etc, like voles and gophers do). They can't see, as their eyes wouldn't do them any good underground anyway (they're called "vestigeal", meaning there's a trace, but they don't function). They leave the "mole holes", not mounds, like gophers, and are very beneficial in aerating the soil, besides eating the grubs. If you get a look at it's teeth (very carefully!), you'll see that they've been designed to grab and tear, not chew, like gophers. I'm sure that when he feels better, he won't be so cuddly!
    You could also add some shredded newspaper - anything to let him dig to feel safe. Hope he does ok - nice of you to help!
    When he feels better, maybe you could let him go at a mole hole (preferably his) and put a little garden fence around it?
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    i want to take pictures..but the crappy replacement camera that we got after my oldest ran over our really good camera with a lawnmower died! he is sooo cute though with his little ears and his teeny tiny eyeballs..oh i could eat him up! luckily the dog didnt though. the cats however have been dragging bloody remains of moles in the house for weeks now.

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