Posted: 21/06/2015 at 10:05
Thistles are a controlled weed. Farmers are expected to remove them so having molehills which encourage germination is not welcome.
We have cow pasture next door and horse paddocks across the road and both farmers regularly use chemicals to control thistles but not creeping buttercup or nettles. Both fields have moles whose burrowing can cause problems for the feet of the beasts if they step in tunnels that collapse and cause them to twist their limbs.
That usually means expensive vets' bills or the slaughter house.
As said above - nothing useful about a mole.