Moles, like groundhogs and other burrowing creatures are very dangerous if you own cattle or horses. Large animals can step into their holes or tunnels and easily break a leg. If you live in the city, they're a nuisance because they mess up your yard.
I understand that there are lots of ways to get rid of moles, including something called Poison Peanuts that you can purchase at the Home and Garden store. Our neighbor used to hook up a hose to the exhaust on his lawnmower. He would then start the mower, put the hose down into a tunnel and let the thing run for hours and hours hoping to kill the critters with the exhaust fumes.
Our Beagle was out digging for moles one day while the neighbor was doing his lawnmower smoke out thing (as we called it). She got a little too close to one of our tunnels that was connected to one of his tunnels and got a pretty hefty whif of lawnmower exhaust smoke up her nose. She came staggering back like she was drunk. The lesson? Mole tunnels have no respect for fence lines and lawnmower exhaust can be lethal!
We prefer to go after our moles in a more natural way. We let the dogs handle the problem! That's what TeddyBear is doing in this picture. Somewhere down there is a mole and she's hot on the scent. Give her and the other dogs enough time and they'll find the little beast!
So, if you're moving to the Owasso Oklahoma area and you see odd little piles of dirt in your yard, don't be alarmed. It's just moles tunneling on their way to a delicious meal of grubs.
Next spring I'll go buy some dirt again and fill in all the holes the dogs and moles make over the winter in our ongoing dog/mole battle!
Originally Posted at: My Owasso Home