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Thirsty mole

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Oopsadaisy53 Thu 05-Jul-18 22:00:34

I’ve never seen this before, a mole drinking water from the dish I leave out for the hedgehogs.
The dish is on our patio which is shingle, I don’t know where he came from, but I heard and saw the ivy moving and assumed it was a Vole or a Shrew, pulled the ivy away and there he was!
I assume the lawn is too dry, the ground is very hard.

I tried to catch him, but he hid behind the other garden pots and then I had to come indoors to answer the phone , when I went back he had gone .

I hope he goes under next doors lawn and not mine!

lemongrove Thu 05-Jul-18 22:21:15

That sounds sweet, a mole coming for a drink, and highly unusual, yes, must be the ground is too hot and dry.
Not so sweet, is the damage they do to the lawn.....grrrrr.

Oopsadaisy53 Thu 05-Jul-18 22:22:09

I’d never seen it before, I hope he isn’t under the lawn........

lemongrove Thu 05-Jul-18 22:22:11

We are putting water out for the birds twice a day.

Oopsadaisy53 Thu 05-Jul-18 22:24:29

Yep we are too, well we have a bird bath, usually with a fat wood pigeon in it, but when I shoo him away the sparrows line up for a dip, but I’m keeping it topped up.

hildajenniJ Fri 06-Jul-18 00:04:21

I live beside a river, but still put water out for the garden birds.