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Dai Mole: Fox Trapper

Following my recent ‘Kill They Oounts’ post, and in answer to questions regarding Ted’s fox catching prowess: Ted trapped foxes and many other animals, but I think he believed a live fox to be of greater value than a dead … Continue reading

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Kill They Oounts!

A recent Worcestershire Wildlife Trust tweet about the origin of the word ‘heunt’, an old Worcestershire name for mole, pronounced ‘oounts’ or ‘unts’ in Monmouthshire, triggered a memory from my distant past. Way back in the late 1960s, I sat … Continue reading

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“Argh! A wild animal! There’s a wild animal down there! Save me!”

I stared at the freshly dug badger sett for quite a while on Wednesday evening. There was something vaguely familiar about the way the soil was spread evenly around the large entrance, and the tunnel that seemed to spiral deep underground. The … Continue reading

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