The Mole Hill that was a Mountain
Today I found this giant mole hill in the front yard in Long Beach, WA. This mountain of dirt measures 24″ in diameter and is 12″ high! Wow that is the biggest mole hill I have ever seen! Notice in the photo, I placed a can of Campbell’s chicken soup so you can see just how big it really is. The moles have really wrecked the yard this Summer. Any ideas on how to rid them? Article by Mike Challis
Wikipedia: A molehill (or mole-hill) is a conical mound of loose soil raised by small burrowing mammals, including moles, but also similar animals such as mole-rats, marsupial moles and voles. They are often the only sign to indicate the presence of the animal.
Molehills are waste material from digging or repairing burrows, and so are usually found where the animal is establishing new burrows, or where existing ones are damaged (for example by the weight of grazing livestock). Where moles burrow beneath the roots of trees or shrubs, the roots support the tunnel, and molehills are less common, and so even a dense population of the animals may be inconspicuous in these places.
Molehills commonly occur in lines along the route of the burrow, but in some cases they may not be directly above the burrow itself but at the ends of short side-tunnels.