Mole

 

 

Vorsø 1988-99
A young mole (Talpa europaea) crept about on the farm yard, whimpering pitifully. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

(June 1988)

 

On the farm yard, a young mole (Talpa europaea) is creeping about, whimpering pitifully. Its skin lies in pads along its back and sides, looking too large for it. I carry it to a nearby mole hill, which has an open hole, to place it here – but, as it turns out, the hole is occupied. A common toad (Bufo bufo) sticks out its head, looking very annoyed indeed. So I shall have to find another hole for the mole.

 

 

(Uploaded February 2017)