June seems to be the month for British mammals to hit the headlines; last week it was foxes, and this week it's moles, which are reportedly experiencing a population boom.
Moles seem like harmless creatures, keeping themselves to themselves as they work away on their own underground. The main problem that they cause is very visible: molehills. To many gardeners, green-keepers, these are a nuisance, damaging the pristine surface of green lawns. And to farmers, they're an economic threat, reportedly contaminating silage with bacteria, reducing crop yields and damaging farm machinery.
What can be done to minimise mole problems? It's legal to kill them, as long as it's done humanely, and professional mole catchers are trained to do this. This traditional occupation chooses its killing methods carefully: as well as doing the job efficiently and humanely, it's considered important to have the moles' cadavers as evidence to display to the landowner. "You want to see what a good job I've done: here, have a look."
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