A retired German construction foreman who tried to electrocute
moles in the garden of his weekend house ended up frying himself,
The unnamed 63-year-old was found dead in said garden in
Zingst. His body lay next to "a 380 volt cable and metal spikes
rammed into the ground", according to police spokesman Uwe Werner.
Werner confirmed the ill-advised attempt at mole eradication had
failed to do for the subterranean pest, although he conceded the
voltage was "enough to run a cement mixer or heavy-duty power
saw". He concluded: "It was in any event an unorthodox method to
try to get rid of moles."
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