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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011, 8:36 A.M.

Slice answer (No. 1 enemy of garden)

"My No. 1 garden nemesis is the mole (or vole, I don't know which)," wrote Angela Roth. "All I know is this pesky little sucker has dug holes all over my flower beds, eaten any bulbs that I planted and made my yard look like hell.

"If that wasn't bad enough, my dogs (schnauzers, bred to be ratters) have been chasing the mole. So my flower beds are a total disaster now as my dogs have tromped down the plants, broken off leaves, stems and flowers, dug deeper holes trying to get the mole, etc. I could live with the damages if they actually came out of it with a dead mole in their mouths. But months have gone by and I think they are no closer to catching the dang thing than when we started in the spring.

"So with that in mind, do any of your readers have any tried and true methods to get rid of the mole without killing my dogs in the process?" 

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