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#3265630 - 08/09/12 05:58 PM Super mole
DaveK
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Ok, a mole is kicking my butt. The bugger has embarassed me for a couple weeks. He plows through...under...around..and every which way through no mole trap. He has snuck under the out of sight trap too. I can tell from the tunnelling that it is not a star nosed mole...

Any ideas? I am starting to think that it is a mutant that is too large for the no mole trap....but I can not seem to even catch him by the nose.

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#3265658 - 08/09/12 06:11 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Super Dave verses Super Mole! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

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#3265728 - 08/09/12 06:54 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Peskycritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/13/12
Loc: south east michigan
I must Amit I'm doing battle with his brother . I've set up about every type of trap and every which way but the buggers just makes new tunnels . He hasn't even come close to one of my sets . I'm a mole killer from way back but sometimes there's one that just won't die like a good boy . I think this one must have metal detector . He just doesn't go around he abandons the whole tunnel . Might have to go catty shack soon the customer is not a happy camper . Need to train this dog mole . trained him to find deer horns the other day he picked that right up , two hours ago he earned his dog food for the day after finding a possum in one of good luck finding type basement . Good boy he is . Best part he's still just 15 months old and the best is still to come . Can't see why I can't teach him mole dog . Should see him tree squirrel .must think he's one of them cur dogs
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#3265775 - 08/09/12 07:23 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
DaveK
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I'm helping a neighbor...as the moles at the world headquarters and training center roam free. No pay on this one...but maybe I can recover my pride? I should name this mutant...any good ideas for a name? Cuss words come to mind...but there must be better...


Edited by DaveK (08/09/12 07:40 PM)

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#3265833 - 08/09/12 08:01 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Nic Pallo Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/09/10
Loc: Finger Lakes Region, NY
When ever this happens to me I pull everything and re-set it as though I am walking in on it for the first time and make sure every trap is bedded as it should be.

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#3265858 - 08/09/12 08:14 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
DaveK
Unregistered

I tried that trick. The bugger still set off the traps. Could he be pushing that much dirt ahead of him to set off the no-mole? Then, he digs under the out-of-sight...he has done this twice...so maybe I didn't set them perfectly. I might switch all to out-of-sight and be done with it (I hope). ugh...

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#3265962 - 08/09/12 08:49 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
trapperpaw Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/15/07
Loc: Frankfort, Ky. USA
I have had that problem when the ground is very dry. The dam I build falls apart and the ground doesn't hold the legs of the outasite firm enough. I usually water at least the trap site heavily and use the older victor spears as the long legs seem to anchor the trap firm enough so when he pushes the trip pan moves not the trap and walla hopfully.
I also believe using liquid grub from on target or underground from pro-line underthe trip pan will cause the mole to work the trap area not just attempt to pass through increasing your chances of busting him. It is amazing to me that this industry has made catching a varmit like thatngive you the same feeling you get when you take a big buck or walleye.
I'm starting to miss those fish and hunting. After you get him take your grand child or children fishing.
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#3265985 - 08/09/12 08:58 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
DaveK
Unregistered

Good point. The ground has been dry. We are getting a good rain....so we will see what tomorrow holds. He passes through my traps daily. I just need him to make 1 mistake.

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#3266188 - 08/09/12 10:48 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
Dave, do I need to send you a modified trap to try out? www.trappinmoles.com
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#3266290 - 08/10/12 01:00 AM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Vinke Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
when it is dry and you are having problems ,,,,,,,run a sprinkler...........
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#3267632 - 08/10/12 07:03 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
MoFarmBoy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/07
Loc: Missouri
You say he's tunneling "under" the trap. Does that mean he's going deep, or just pushing the trap up? If he's pushing, place a brick on its side 18" or so from the OOS, lay a scrap board spanning the trap and brick, then place a couple more bricks or other weight on the board close to the OOS. This should keep him from nudging the trap upward in those dry sets. I know, it's a lotta work, but I've used it before on The Last One.

And, obviously, set a hair trigger (pinched pan, beveled bail, filed lip.)
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#3267635 - 08/10/12 07:05 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Nic Pallo Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/09/10
Loc: Finger Lakes Region, NY
Or set a trapline products trap upsidedown

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#3267694 - 08/10/12 07:40 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
DaveK
Unregistered

I think he is diving deep. I have tried the no mole upside down...no luck.

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#3268667 - 08/11/12 03:09 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
Baxter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/07/10
Loc: California
I must be going after his second cousin. A pocket gopher. The customer isn't
Helping by pouring boiling vinegar , boiling water, and poison down all my sets.
The [Please excuse my language... I'm an idiot] thing would have been dead by now if he will just leave the sets alone.
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#3270382 - 08/12/12 07:09 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
DaveK
Unregistered

The little bugger finally made a mistake in a out-of-sight with a very sensitive set. It was a eastern mole, with super-trap-evading powers.

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#3270425 - 08/12/12 07:41 PM Re: Super mole [Re: ]
MoFarmBoy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/07
Loc: Missouri
laugh
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