Watersliding Moles

Walking through the Yukon pasture the other day I heard the sound of running water under the ground. Now we have limestone bedrock on the farm which is porous and can get underground streams but this was too close to the surface to be anything major. There was a molehill there near the source of the sound so I dug it up with my boot and revealed the scene below – a mole tunnel with water flowing and disappearing as the tunnel heads further underground downhill.

Water from the vineyard uphill from our farm had found its way into the mole tunnel and was traversing the paddock under the surface. I hope the moles managed to waterslide their way out of there. I like moles, they are a sign that there is plenty to eat in the soil. 

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