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24 Hours In The Life Of A Mole - A Poem By Poshcoffeeco

Updated on January 17, 2012

A European Mole surfaces from his hole

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Here is a poem about one of

the countryside's most destructive,

yet most cute animals.


digging, digging, digging

big

mounds, mounds, mounds

of

earth, earth, earth

pile, pile, pile

why, why, why

dig, dig, dig

more, more, more

eat, eat, eat

sleep, sleep, sleep

digging, digging, digging

digging, digging, digging

big

mounds, mounds, mounds

of

earth, earth, earth

pile, pile, pile

why, why, why

dig, dig, dig

more, more, more

eat, eat, eat

sleep, sleep, sleep

digging, digging, digging



THAT'S 24 HOURS IN THE LIFE

OF A MOLE.............................

ANY TAKERS ?

Mole Facts

Did you know that the ground Mole is in fact blind ?

It's ears are internal and not outside the body.

Moles are active almost 24 hours a day.

They do not hibernate.

A mole consumes more than it's own body weight each day

They even work under the snow!

A nuisance they are but the aerate the soil.

There are 22 species of Mole

They belong to the Talpidae family.

Being blind it is a handicap but does

get around really well.

It's long sensitive snout

and tail helps it to navigate and find it's way.

10th Hub in the 30/30 Hub Challenge

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    BrokenDreamer, thamks for dropping by to read and comment. I really appreciate it.

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    Jen Christopherson 5 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

    I may have overlooked the usefulness of a mole... Love your poem, its informative and fun! Wow!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    ChristyWrites, Yes I do dabble in poetry from time to time.Thanks for your votes and comments again. It is always a pleasure to here from you and I look forward to each visit.

    Drtruthman, Lee thanks for the votes, you are awesome, my friend and I am glad you like what you read here.

    PDXK, Hey thanks for sharing it around, I appreciate your help....and your votes.

    girltalksshop, I am glad you like the Mole in my poem. Thanks for taking the time to comment and vote.

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    girltalksshop 5 years ago

    Cute and informative hub. : ) I love the mole in 'Wind in the Willows'. He looks a lot like the one you have in the photo. Voted up!

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    Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

    this is great, steve. up and shared

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    Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

    Very funny and useful Steve. Great Job as always. I voted up, useful, interesting and awesome.

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Hey I didn't know you write poetry? A poet myself, I vote up and say "interesting" and "funny" here :) Thanks for reminding me to set up my payment accounts on here, off to do so now.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Here they are my favourite lady commenters. Thanks for commenting I really do appreciate you taking the time to read my hubs. Strange how a little animal like a Mole can create such interest.

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    billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

    The mole facts you included are fascinating - those tiny creatures that we seldom see are generally unappreciated and largely ignored - you have brought them into the light - really enjoyed this Hub - B.

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    Jen Christopherson 5 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

    This is awesome! I love it. I had no idea that they worked 24 hours a day or that they ate so much! Any idea what they eat? lol Just curious!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Wow, Interesting, didn't know they were blind..Cute poem..

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    damselfly21 5 years ago

    That poem could be the keynote of one of my nephews.....in the nicest possible way.

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    wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

    Well, isn't the mole cute? Great poem. Remembered seeing one once in my life and guess I am lucky for that since they are so busy digging.

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    Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

    Poor little devils working for 24 hours, not me.

    Voted up, funny and interesting.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Awesome and funny poem! We've got plenty of moles digging up our parks here. I love what they look like but never got too close. One day I stumbled literally upon a small one. Picked him up, held him for a few minutes, he shit in my hand and I let him go home. lol I could call that Encounters with a Mole.

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    Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

    Very clever write! Enjoyed!

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    Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

    LOL - very nice! They seem to love to hang out at our place:)

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    Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

    Who wants to work nearly 24 hours a day. No wonder these little creatures are so creepy looking. Wouldn't you if you spent that much time digging through dirt eating so much? Interesting.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks guys for commenting. Bela and Ardie..I am sorry about your friend.

    subshine625 you were quick but not as quick as BelaM.

    Yes they are cuties.

    I have to laugh most days at them. A food factory I deliver to has 3 massive fields out front and they are digging them up, the moles I mean. Often I see a pest control man scratching his head wondering how tf he is going to get rid of them. The field looks like a mountain range!

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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    This is way cute Posh, I love it! Now when I am scraping moles of my porch in remnants and what-not I will be double sad for the poor cute creatures :) I love the mole looking at the clock pic.

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Very creative Steve!! I learned a lot about the mole. I have to tell you when I first read the title I thought of a skin mole not the animal mole. The picture was too dark on my phone. Great hub!!

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    Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary

    Awesome! Why do they eat so much, though? Moles remain an enigma. Gotta love this poem, it's so descriptive. I don't wanna be a mole. :)