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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Bluejay » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:17 am

Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Rorysbabe » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:59 am

Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?

Yes BJ.....have you tried the Mars bar method?
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Bluejay » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:12 am

Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?

Yes BJ.....have you tried the Mars bar method?
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How does that work RB?
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Rorysbabe » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:16 am

Bluejay wrote:
Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?

Yes BJ.....have you tried the Mars bar method?
:)


How does that work RB?

Its a week long programme BJ.....................Mon - Sat you place a Mars bar at the Moles mound, in the night he will come up and eat them.............On Sunday you dont put one there for him............When he pops up and says "Hey, wheres my Mars bar?".....You hit him over the head with your spade.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :love:
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Bluejay » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:34 am

Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:
Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?

Yes BJ.....have you tried the Mars bar method?
:)


How does that work RB?

Its a week long programme BJ.....................Mon - Sat you place a Mars bar at the Moles mound, in the night he will come up and eat them.............On Sunday you dont put one there for him............When he pops up and says "Hey, wheres my Mars bar?".....You hit him over the head with your spade.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :love:


That's so mean!!
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Rorysbabe » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:39 am

Bluejay wrote:
Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:
Rorysbabe wrote:
Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?

Yes BJ.....have you tried the Mars bar method?
:)


How does that work RB?

Its a week long programme BJ.....................Mon - Sat you place a Mars bar at the Moles mound, in the night he will come up and eat them.............On Sunday you dont put one there for him............When he pops up and says "Hey, wheres my Mars bar?".....You hit him over the head with your spade.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :love:


That's so mean!!

Yes, it was a joke I got told years ago.....I bet it made you smile though.!
The only humane way I know is one of these ultasonic thingys that are unbearable to the moles ear, he packs up and moves on so I am told.
Good luck.

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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Bluejay » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:49 am

Yes it made me smile - but for some reason my smillies won't work today.
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Rorysbabe » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:55 am

Bluejay wrote:Yes it made me smile - but for some reason my smillies won't work today.

Thats bad news...I coudnt live without my smilies...... :D :lol: :lol: 8-) :rose: :love:
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby RC » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:57 am

Lothlorien wrote:
RC wrote:This is one for one of our birdie people!! The following photo was taken of a pylon on the road to Achnasheen in Wester Ross. The middle section is completely taken over by a very large birds nest. This is the only pylon that has a nest in it. Any ideas what bird would have made such a massive nest?? It has been there for at least two years, but we have never seen a bird near it



Hi RC, I have done a bit of research and found that your nest was built by a pair of Ospreys. A platform was built near the top of the pylon to form a base for the nest.


Thanks Loth. I wonder if it is still used by the Ospreys???

btw I love that photo of a swallow in flight. It is gorgeous. Do you mind if I print off a copy to frame for my other half's office?? They are his favourite bird (apart from me that is!! :love: ) and he spends hours lying in the garden watching them above our house!!
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lothlorien » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:27 pm

Wow, I am flattered that you think it's worthy of that. By all means yes.
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lothlorien » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:39 pm

Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?



I did hear about a bloke who got rid of his moles by poking fresh dog poo down the holes. (true story) They hate the smell apparently and will not touch it to move it.
If that is too much of a task for you then try reading this document......
http://www.which.co.uk/documents/pdf/moles-153653.pdf
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Rorysbabe » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:44 pm

What about this for a lovely story......much better than throwing Lambs on bonfires and stamping on a 2 day old deer, the horrible stories I have heard of lately.
This is nice.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8108297.stm
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lothlorien » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:51 pm

Nice story, but actually what he might not realise is that once you have a grey suirrel it is illegal to let it go again. So by law he either has to keep it as a pet or kill it. Here is some text about the law regarding squirrels......

Although the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is now endemic throughout virtually the whole U.K., it is still regarded in law as an illegal immigrant. It was imported from the United States and Canada in the 19th century and has gradually established itself throughout Britain.

However, despite the fact that they are common, it is still a criminal offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1984 to release a grey squirrel in the British Isles, so pest controllers trapping squirrels are not allowed in law to relocate them.
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby anniebach » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:13 pm

We've had some blackbirds nesting in the garden, babies have now flown the nest

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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lothlorien » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:15 pm

Great Pics Annie. We had a Blackbird nest too but so deep in our ivy I couldn't see into it properly.
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby RC » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:39 pm

Loth, my other half loved your photo! Thanks for that. :kiss:
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lancs Dave » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:26 pm

Here's apicture taken from the platform on Mallaig station. There were 3 nests on this disused line, 2 with 3 chicks and one with 2 eggs, not being sat on at the time. The parent birds were not put off by the 500 passengers boarding but they were probably getting fed up of eating chips!
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lancs Dave » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Here's a Kingfisher, alas, not taken by me. Honestly, it is genuine!
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Lothlorien » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:38 pm

It's hard enough to get a decent pic of a Kingfisher but that must be a prize winner. What good timing.
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Re: Wildlife Appreciation Thread.

Postby Bluejay » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:07 pm

Lothlorien wrote:
Bluejay wrote:Does anyone know of any humane way to get rid of moles?



I did hear about a bloke who got rid of his moles by poking fresh dog poo down the holes. (true story) They hate the smell apparently and will not touch it to move it.
If that is too much of a task for you then try reading this document......
http://www.which.co.uk/documents/pdf/moles-153653.pdf


:shock: :shock:

Dog poo :P That'll not be hard to find - there's plenty of it on the beach near the caravan :x Dirty dog owners :x

The article got me more worried - I can see the caravan sinking into the ground where Mr Mole has dug his network of tunnels :?
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