Why are dead moles hung on wire fences?

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It's a way of showing the farmer or land owner how many the mole catcher has killed, otherwise he doesn't get paid. They then have to stay there other wise how ill the next farmer know that the moles he's paying for where not from another farm. It's an old tradition that seems to be ending, but mole control remains an important job

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