Fresh line of mole hills found 06:00 hrs. Site is adjacent to regular transect.
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Am I right in thinking these are following a point where the slope changes and a footpath?
Moles follow the least line of resistance, using their whiskers to feel for air movement through the soil. I suspect the soil to the right (upslope) is too dense or shallow and the soil to the left wet?
Think like a mole, they want soil that is not to clay (dense) or sand (too loose); not too wet or dry; and not too shallow. Knowing the area, have you any ideas why they have followed such a straight line, i.e. why the land each side is apparently not suitable.
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Graham, you are correct in guessing that the land to the right of the line is more solid. There is a rolled hoggin path out of shot.
Lat/Lng: 52.03621, 1.10582
OS grid ref: TM131420
Belstead Country Park