Posted: 06/11/2017 at 16:48
After a heavy rainfall our grass in Belgium would look like a battlefield - shallow tunnels because the worms were up high to keep from drowning but that mean heavy rain would often collapse them and there'd be sunken trails all over like mini canyons. If it didn't rain then these tunnels were easy to miss and step in and get a twisted ankle.
Belgian beef cattle tend to be Blanc/Bleus which are huge, heavy beasts with ridiculously small feet and ankles so prone to such mole problems giving them fractures and thus ending life.
The biggest problem in later years was our terrier - digging doggy - who would hear a mole at work and then dig for China! Craters. Not pretty.
Here the mole activity is restricted by drought meaning there is a shortage of worms and they're down deep. As we work and improve the soil in the potager and any new beds I expect the worm population to increase........