Three Cheers for Mr Mole!

LM and Mr Mole 1

LM and Mr Mole 1

In the spirit of Enid Blyton, Noddy and Big Ears.

“Oh No!” cried Little Monkey. “Something’s happened to the lawn! What will Mummy say?”

“What is it?” asked Mr Spaghetti Legs, coming over to investigate.

“Look at the grass,” said Little Monkey. “It has been dug up in tunnels!”

Mr Mole 2

Mr Mole 2

“Oh dear!” agreed Mr Spaghetti Legs. “Mummy will be really cross. You know how she hates it when we dig up the lawn!”

Mummy came out of the house and the two friends looked up at her in concern.

“Look what’s happened, Mummy,” they said, quickly adding, “It wasn’t us!”

“That’s all right,” said Mummy smiling. “It is just Mr Mole.”

“Mr Mole?” asked Little Monkey.

Mr Mole 3

Mr Mole 3

“Yes,” said Mummy. “Some bugs were eating my lawn, and I asked Mr Mole if he would like to have his dinner here last night. And he agreed.”

“So it is a good thing?” asked Mr Spaghetti Legs, wondering how he could also get to chew up the lawn.

“Yes, it is,” agreed Mummy.

“Three Cheers for Mr Mole!” cried Little Monkey and Mr Spaghetti Legs.

 

post script: I loved Enid Blyton as a child, and avidly read all the Noddy and Big Ears books, all the tales of Toyland and more. I know poor Enid has since fallen out of favour; her writing being criticised for all sorts of things, but here’s one little girl who will be forever grateful for the fantastic journeys I took with her, and later passed on to my children.

post post script: The sticky things on the mole runs are the stalks from the orange berries that have fallen from the Syringa tree. Squirrels and birds eat the berries.

 

 

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25 thoughts on “Three Cheers for Mr Mole!

  1. Lucy

    What a cute post!! I had a mole in the yard last autumn. I think it had OCD. It dig 7 holes, in a straight line, 20-30 cm apart. Not sure what was up with that, but it was definitely amusing :))

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you 🙂
      Enid Blyton was a very famous children’s author who wrote hundreds of books – Noddy and Big Ears, The Famous Five etc Most kids way back grew up on her books. In later years she was criticised for bad grammar and being racist – much like Harry Potter has its detractors, but is still a good read.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Wow! That sounds painful.
      We also get the mound-making moles, but usually not in our gardens. These tiny endangered runner moles in my post can mess up a lawn over night!

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  2. faburlifekhloe

    I have never seen moles before, but I saw them from TV before. I really love them ❤ They really look so cute 😉 The story lines you created were fantastic ( I felt like I was reading a story book). Good job Sci! 🙂

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  3. Lori Denise

    Moles are incredibly cute – it might be difficult to get too mad at their adorable little faces. I don’t think we have them in my neck of the woods, just gophers.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I really don’t mind these little runner moles when I know they are helping my lawn grow by eating destructive bugs – but on the parts that I have just nursed back to health?? Come on! 🙂
      Gophers now – much bigger!

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  4. Garfield Hug

    I grew up on Enid Blyton too…all the way to Famous 5, Secret Seven, Noddy etc.. she gave me the gift of story telling too. I enjoyed your post and thanks for taking me back to the days of Enid Blyton 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      No hills – just the runs. It is an endangered Golden (runner) mole (I think!) and my dogs are pretty immune to them by now. I sort of cheated, cos LM isn’t actually sniffing the mole runs! It’s all in the wrist 😉

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  5. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I’m glad Mr. Mole was able to rid you of your grubs! A few tunnels are a small price to pay. I bet if Mr. Mole was here, Mr. Breck would have dug thru our whole lawn looking for him to play with!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I can believe it! I am very lucky that my dogs rarely dig up mole runs – just occasionally when there must be a particularly interesting scent down there! 🙂

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