or is that groundhog? anyways, it's
big, like a beaver with a small tail,
except no big front teeth and it doesn't
spend much time in the water. stands up
like a prairiedog when curious and not
scared enough to run away immediately.
small ones are way cute. big ones are
aptly named groundhogs because they can
munch and munch and munch ...
this beastie has a whole area of alfalfa
and birdsfoot trefoil to feast on -- instead
it decides to wander up into a bare dirt
garden with a few scattered tiny weeds.
variety being the spice of life i guess.
it knew to run when i popped open the
patio door. some people say they can't
move fast, but i wouldn't want to be
chased by one.
last year it mowed down the beans planted
in that bare dirt garden and i had to move
it along with the air-rifle. the beans
recovered and still had a crop so i am not
hugely upset if it decides to try to repeat
this year, but i sure hope to make it a
little harder for it this time as i know
it is about.
i don't mind sharing. i just don't like
losing the whole crop, but then again,
everything i plant outside the fenced garden
is likely deer and critter bait anyways.
Ma said she'll put out the live-trap, but
then i reminded her that i finished off the
p-nut butter and we just used up the last
of the romaine lettuce and carrots too. i
wonder if they like bananas?