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Mole in the house

Postby Kjfred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm

Thought we had another mouse. Usually fresh peanut butter in the trap gets em in a day but not thist time. The mrs just told me it was chewing on the kitchen floor while the freeloading cat sniffed it. Apparently hilarity ensued.
How the heck do you catch a mole in the house? Sticky traps?
I now assume the fresh digging in the basement stone wall i noticed the other day is his handy work. When i do finally catch him how do i keep another one from moving in?
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:00 pm

Sticky trap is all I can think of. Sure it's not a vole? Looks like a mouse and a mole had a baby.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Ky hills » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm

Years ago, a little critter, I reckoned it to be shrew got down in our basement stairwell and commenced to try to dig through the door. If I hadn't found it pretty quick, he would have likely went on through, couldn't believe how much damage the little varmit did to the door. It could have been a vole or mole, it was mouse size but different. We don't seem to be bothered with moles to bad here, an uncle that lived on the other side of the county used to be at war with moles all the time.
I would guess that a glue pad would be about the only way to catch one inside of a house.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Kjfred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:23 pm

Well i tend not to question the mrs any more than necessary as she is generally right. I reckon I'll get a positive id when i get home. Critter must be running out of food because she has updated with two more sightings in as many hours
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:28 pm

Does not sound like a mole, sir. They are mostly blind insectivores that live under ground. It is more likely some other rodent if it is not a mouse.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:36 pm

Ky hills wrote:Years ago, a little critter, I reckoned it to be shrew got down in our basement stairwell and commenced to try to dig through the door. If I hadn't found it pretty quick, he would have likely went on through, couldn't believe how much damage the little varmit did to the door. It could have been a vole or mole, it was mouse size but different. We don't seem to be bothered with moles to bad here, an uncle that lived on the other side of the county used to be at war with moles all the time.
I would guess that a glue pad would be about the only way to catch one inside of a house.
a shrew looks like a stunted mole..
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby ccr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:06 pm

how about a pellet gun
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:16 pm

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Ky hills wrote:Years ago, a little critter, I reckoned it to be shrew got down in our basement stairwell and commenced to try to dig through the door. If I hadn't found it pretty quick, he would have likely went on through, couldn't believe how much damage the little varmit did to the door. It could have been a vole or mole, it was mouse size but different. We don't seem to be bothered with moles to bad here, an uncle that lived on the other side of the county used to be at war with moles all the time.
I would guess that a glue pad would be about the only way to catch one inside of a house.
a shrew looks like a stunted mole..


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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Kjfred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:24 pm

Dogs had him corned under the freezer when i got home. One sticky trap and a little time was hus downfall. Sure made some strange noises when the dog got close to it.
Paws dont seem big enough for a mole. Nose doesnt seem pointy enough for a shrew and no visible ears. Never seen a mole in person so just goin by pictures
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Kjfred wrote:Dogs had him corned under the freezer when i got home. One sticky trap and a little time was hus downfall. Sure made some strange noises when the dog got close to it.
Paws dont seem big enough for a mole. Nose doesnt seem pointy enough for a shrew and no visible ears. Never seen a mole in person so just goin by pictures
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It is a rodent. Not a mole or shrew. There are lots of species of small rodents. Voles, mice, rats, etc. The picture is not the best but I do see his front feet.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby TCRanch » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:32 pm

I'm guessing mole, based on those nasty claws, the size and it doesn't look like it has any eyes. One down . . . . hopefully it doesn't have friends.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby dun » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 pm

How long is it's tail? If it's about 1/3 of his body it's probably a field rat, it it's real stubby it;s a vole of some sort
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:36 pm

TCRanch wrote:I'm guessing mole, based on those nasty claws, the size and it doesn't look like it has any eyes. One down . . . . hopefully it doesn't have friends.


Not a mole. Mole has front feet that look like giant catchers mitts. The picture is too small on my screen but definitely not a mole. Here is a mole:
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm

dun wrote:How long is it's tail? If it's about 1/3 of his body it's probably a field rat, it it's real stubby it;s a vole of some sort


I am guessing a vole.
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Re: Mole in the house

Postby TCRanch » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:41 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
TCRanch wrote:I'm guessing mole, based on those nasty claws, the size and it doesn't look like it has any eyes. One down . . . . hopefully it doesn't have friends.


Not a mole. Mole has front feet that look like giant catchers mitts. The picture is too small on my screen but definitely not a mole. Here is a mole:
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Oh dang! And I thought the feet in kjfred's pic looked big. But I'm still traumatized by my 'dillo invasion - all nasty claws look huge and destructive.
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