Texas Gardening forum: Something in the grass driving my dog crazy

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jun 29, 2011 9:43 PM CST
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The other day I had to drag my dog away from this area. I heard something squeaking which turned out to be this furry little mole? I didn't know what to do ...scoop it up or knock it on the head...but then I got worried it might bite my dog so I left it to go on it's merry way making lots more holes in the grass.
Name: Carey
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careyana
Jun 29, 2011 9:50 PM CST
That's kind of like the little lizard that got into the house earlier today. Moles can carry rabies so it is best to keep you pup away.

(I'd rather have an armadillo than a mole in my yard)
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 30, 2011 5:35 AM CST

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Oooohhh...I wouldn't want a mole in my garden. Don't they eat the roots of everything they can find?
Name: Annette
New Waverly, TX Zone 8b
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Lilannie
Jul 9, 2011 4:18 PM CST
careyanna, would you consider renting your dog?
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Jul 9, 2011 9:29 PM CST
Did you mean me or Cannadanna? Hilarious! I have three but they're not very useful unless you want to be covered with slobber or hair! Big Grin
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 12, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Well, the trap I put out for the armadillo finally caughter something...but not what I intended to catch. It was a small raccoon! I let it go...it probably wanted figs. I had the trap set up where something had been digging under the fence by the fig tree.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Jul 17, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Anna....ask Josephine about mole damage, they had one at fielder garden or wildscape once. Or maybe it was golphers. Never mind.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jul 18, 2011 5:59 PM CST
love your picture...makes me smile too!
Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Jul 18, 2011 10:49 PM CST
Thanks !
Big Grin

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