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The mole is a territorial critter taking anywhere from ½ to a full acre for their territory. Considering the female can only produce 2 to 5 offspring a year with 3 being average, you can expect 1 to 4 moles on a one acre or less lot depending on whether it is a female with juveniles, or a single male. Nevertheless, just one or several of these puppies can do a tremendous amount of damage to your lawn and flowers. So, with that said,-- let’s talk about how they get around. Moles cannot store any fat due to their metabolism, so the mole remains active all year long even winter. Because it does not hibernate it forces them to go below the frost line to chase earthworms during the winter, thus making their tunnels quite extensive. The tunnels we normally get to see from above ground are primarily used for warm weather feeding. The tunnels we want to place traps on are the main tunnels that take them to and from their various feeding areas. Now moles can travel through tunnels at around 80’ per minute. They can also do a summersault mid tunnel to head in the other direction very quickly. Their fur was even made to lay down in either direction so they can move backwards and forwards with no problem. Those mole tunnels we hate so much can be created at a rate of about 18 feet/hour. Even more interesting is that it can be so straight it’d look like they got out of their tunnel and snapped a chalk line to follow. Suffice it to say there’s a lot of power in these little fellas. In fact, if the average human was built like a mole, they could apply an outward force with their arms of up to 4,800 pounds.

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