Mole Catch­ing

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EVANS’S lux­ury Berk­shire home is sit­u­ated just a stone’s throw from As­cot, Bri­tain’s most ex­clu­sive race­course. The thor­ough­bred horses that com­pete there are worth mil­lions of pounds, and a sin­gle mole­hill on the 2.1 mile course could eas­ily fell one and end its ca­reer. At week­ends, Chris hunts moles across the race­course, util­is­ing a tra­di­tional game­keep­ers tech­nique us­ing a wind­mill on a cane, a trowel and a mal­let. Evans is paid a £5 cash bounty for each mole pelt he hangs on the course’s barbed wire fence. And with each acre home to around 50 of the bur­row­ing ro­dents, keep­ing the 4,000 site mole­free nets him £986,000 each year.

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