runningdog Posted August 10, 2008 Share Posted August 10, 2008 I think that mole hunting has become an obsessive compulsive disorder with me. It's not even that I've got a lawn - although I like to call it that - just a closely mown field of a half acre. BUT, what I've got I want to look the best possible. We are surrounded by agricultural land so I accept that this will be an ongoing problem. In the time which I have been waging war I had success with claw traps trapping 6 during the winter and spring. But when the ground began to dry out and the tunnels became deeper my success evaporated with the water. In one three week period [June / July] we had 100+ taupinieres and we became desperate. During that period and since I have tried many of the folklore methods but only added 2 to my tally and the hours spent achieving this I would hate to try to tally up.So, in desperation we invested 100€ in a Detaupeur + 20 extra charges - this was only last week. To date 4 charges have detonated but I have not found a single body, I know that two were ineffective because there were new molehills within 24 hours but since the last 2 [in different locations] there have been no more molehills. I find it difficult to believe that something powerful enough to blow a finger off people will only give moles a migraine which may or may not be terminal. Also, if the simple instructions are followed and the charge connected is in the right place and at the right time I cannot understand how the injuries quoted in the other mole thread can happen.Has anyone else had similar experience. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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