DIY reatailer Homebase is selling mole repellent in Northern Ireland despite the fact the animals do not exist there.
The mole (Talpa europaea) can be found throughout Europe but not in Northern Ireland.
It is believed the reason why there are no moles in Northern Ireland is because the sea level rose quickly during the Ice Age which meant the animals, like several other UK mammals, were not able to make it across the sea.
The customer who made the observation said “mole repellent in Northern Ireland is as much use as an inflatable dartboard”.
“I am no animal expert but I would have thought a big company like Homebase would know there are no moles in Ireland.
“Mole repellent in Northern Ireland is as much use as an inflatable dartboard - I’d be interested in knowing if they sold any of these items,” said the customer.”
Homebase declined to the opportunity to comment when contacted.