Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The moles of Wellington

Somehow I get the impression that it is a slow news day in Shropshire.

Under the heading "Mole explosion" hits area, the Star reports that a

once neat and tidy patch off Rose Crescent in Wellington, a favourite for dog walkers, is now estimated to have 50 molehills.

The Mayor of Telford & Wrekin, Councillor Miles Hosken, has described it as an “explosion of moles” and wonders if the numbers of the animal should be curbed.

Monica Drinkwater, who has lived in Rose Crescent for 26 years, said she had never seen anything like it before, adding: “There has to be about 50 molehills there. I can see them from the house."

Note too the "Mole factfile" and pro-mole comments from readers, one of whom claims to be a mole himself.

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