While I was birdwatching at Talkin Tarn in Cumbria,NW England,my faithful companion,non-talking Tarn the Patterdale Terrorist was hunting moles.It was preferable to her previous occupation as Rabbit Hunter.I’d already had to pull her out of a hole that she was enlarging.
She’s a avid fan of moles.They aren’t quite so keen on her.
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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Show her this, & see if she changes her mind. Or at least rethinks her strategy. Love the non-talking Tarn, always.

  • That wouldn’t scare her. Last year at St Bee’s,she actually caught one.It must have been napping cos you can hear herself snuffling from 3 miles away.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 1 year ago

    LOL She is one persisant hunter Jamie. I did take a look at artwhiz’s link. OMG…lol….It looks like a walrus! My dogs have caught them before.

  • What,your dogs have caight Walruses? Blimey,they must be tough nuts.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    It’s a mole, it’s a mole….. look dad ! She is a study of concentration Jamie – greay shot ! But of course, I have already told you that there was a Massicks who was a mole-catcher and he used to stand with that same expression on his face as Tarn has……….lol !

  • Hahahahaha,did he stand with his front paw up?

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Magnificant Tarn, seeking out the underground varmits to protect his master! It must be a hard choice to decide which to focus on….birds or Tarn:) Sandy

  • No contest (Tarn will still be doing that two hours later,the birds tend not to stay in the same place for too long. And it’s Her master,for shame.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 1 year ago

    Every Princess should have a hobby . . . . ;-D
    >blows kisses<


  • Every Princess should have a mole,she thinks.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Ready to pounce!

  • A heightened state of alert.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 1 year ago

    LOL Yes! Huge walrus’s. they are all over my backyard! Hehehe

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 1 year ago

    Oh Tarn, Gidget envies you such interesting things to hunt! What a time the two of you would have together (or are you possessive of your moles?) Send her an email if you need help. :)

  • She is most possesive of everything.Today she frightened a german shepherd dog that got to close to her

    – VoluntaryRanger

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