Gophers vs Moles

A person asked recently how to tell the difference between gopher and mole mounds. As a matter of fact, a lot of people don’t realize that moles make mounds, and sometimes lots of them. The main difference in the mounds is that mole mounds are just blobs of dirt on the ground; gopher mounds have definite indents on one side of the mound where it plugs up the hole. The photo on the right is a gopher mound, with the plug facing you.

Yesterday I caught mole 13, using the Out-O-Site trap. There are signs of mole activity in other parts of the yard, so the saga continues……

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