Friday, 16 September 2011

Molehills in a French field.

Molehills in a  French field.

Moles are attractive mammals with velvety black fur. They have extremely powerful paws for digging and these have  an extra thumb. Their tiny ears and eyes are almost invisible. Moles eat mainly earthworms which they can store for later consumption.
It is told that William III of England died in 1702 of pneumonia as a result of an accident when he broke his collar bone after falling from his horse after it tripped on a molehill! Molehills generally occur  in lines following the route of the burrow, and are a particularly good source of fine soil to use as potting compost.

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