Every year we find moles dead, usually with blood at the nose and mouth, this is the first for this year.
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Blood at the muzzle orifices indicates possible poisoning; is it on land where someone may poison the moles?
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Hi Graham, the area is not farmed or grazed, some of it is waiting to be built on, the rest is part of the Yarrow Valley Park and Burgh Wood is a woodland trust wood.
We have found these dead moles for years, to be honest not knowing much about moles we always thought it was fighting among the males but with so little visible damage thought it strange they died.
In that case I'm not sure what is causing it. When moles fight they rear up at each other and use their large forepaws/claws to rake their opponent. The nose is very sensitive and I guess could be a prime target.
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