Mole or Gopher Mound ?

A friend saw the photo of my new mole hills, and asked how I knew these were not gopher mounds? molehills.jpg This is a common question, and often I think people think any mound is created by gophers, not realizing moles can push up a tremendous amount of soil near their nests and their permanent, deeper tunnels. Mole hills will be amorphous blobs of soil pushed up from the center of the mound, with no visible plug and no symmetry to the mound. Gopher mounds will have a plug to one side from where the gopher is pushing up the soil, which gives the mound a horseshoe appearance.

No activity on the traps since the 1 inch rain yesterday.

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