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MOLES

I've several queries re Moles - are there any specialists out there?
a) What size is the uk population? Are there local colonies?
b) How do "new" colonies of moles establish themselves? I've come across what appear to be totally isolated groups of molehills, miles from anywhere! For example along the S.W.Coast path.
c) Why recently (early Feb '10) have I seen lots of brand new molehills alongside major roads, in the verges. Espacially near roundabouts, but not on them! How deep do moles dig? Can they cross under roads?
d) What natural predators are there? Badgers? Weasels?

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