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For centuries man and mole have been in conflict. Traditionally, molecatchers, armed with their own hand-made traps, were employed by landowners to rid them of “the little gentlemen in black velvet.” ... more
Molecatchers have been using traps to control moles for hundreds of years, These have varied in design, operation and construction. They all however have one thing in common - the end result was the same - a caught mole. ... more
There are many old wives tales and gems of advice on the only or best way to be rid of a mole. Here we consider a few of the most common of these and look at them from a mole's point of view. The point of view that most readily exposes these "words of wisdom" in their true light ... more
Old Molecatchers and tales from the shires of England ... more
Old Molecatchers and tales from the Highlands of Scotland ... more
Old Molecatchers and tales from the valleys of Wales ... more
Note the traps this molecatcher is holding. This picture is from 1908.
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