NK0026 : Mole Fortress near Newburgh

taken 10 years ago, near to Waterside, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Mole Fortress near Newburgh
Mole Fortress near Newburgh
Mole fortresses are HUGE mounds, many times the size of a normal molehill. They have within them a network of tunnels and a nest chamber packed with dry grass. They often contain a store of earthworms weighing up to a kilogram. The mole bites off the heads of the worms which immobilizes them until they are eaten or until they grow another head in the spring of the next year. Mole fortresses are usually found in areas liable to flooding and act as a victualed refuge when the tunnel systems are waterlogged.
The scale of this mound can be judged from the size of the camera case on its top. Gardeners be afraid, be very, very afraid!
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008
Category
Wildlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 006 266 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.7963N 1:59.5008W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 006 266
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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