Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tribute for mole.


He spent the end of the summer digging extensive tunnels in my lawn.
He did it all with those little claw like flipper/paws. We looked closely and couldn't really see any eyes. The poor little guy worked his little heart out, literally, we think he just died of a heart attack. But, we found him on the lawn, above ground and we gave him back to the prairie where we all end up anyway.
He ate bugs and earthworms and dug tunnels and he was blogworthy.
:)Bea

12 comments:

  1. oh bea, i so love moles... aren't they something? i'm very happy you posted this tribute to him... xo

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  2. I've seen drawings of them but never a real one. I was so sorry that he was dead but so glad that I got a chance to really appreciate his little body. :)Bea

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  3. Oh, poor little mole, I wonder what happened to him/her??? I do think they have eyes, they are just slits covered with skin, as they are mostly in the dark. Interesting little creatures.

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  4. May he rest in peace.
    Linda

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  5. The moles...oh boy, the moles. We have moles, or voles, yuck. I try to be god-like, but those guys ate all of my iris and red tuips I planted last fall. The chimpmonks are breaking through the basement
    I love animals, I'm a vegetarian.
    They have no where to go, I realize, since they have been building on every spare inch of this town...but still.

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  6. RIP little mole! nice tribute, Bea! :)

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  7. oh my! he wasnt much of a looker, but he was a hardworker! Poor little guy ;) maybe he considered himself a 'dirt artist'???

    Hey, that book your reading sounds really good and spooky! let me know how you like it, i love a good ghost story...

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  8. Oh, Heather, I wish you could have seen his fur up close. It was silky smooth. I'm not a big one on touching dead animals but I did stroke his fur because he was so cute looking, even dead. :)Bea

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  9. Thanks, Kim. He was such a hard worker. Now, I have to spend about two hours running the tractor over all the mounds and tunnels. lolol :)Bea

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  10. awww....poor little guy....i amazed at his little flippers hands and how similar they are to ours... i love your epitaph to him and the giving back to the prairie....ashes to ashes dust to dust...
    reminded me of a fav. book "The Way of a Peaceful Warrior (Dan Millman)

    Thanks for that.

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  11. Thanks Trudi. His fur was so so and silky too for somebody that spent so much time in the dirt. :)Bea

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  12. What a cutie. I thought he was a toy at first. I've never seen a real live one either. Bless, such a cute fellow. Glad you took his photo.

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