Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nothing Says Fall like Leaves...

...And A Woodchuck In The Front Yard!

Ain't she cute?

Well, to be honest I can't be sure if it is a she or he. We know there are woodchucks living in the back woods. Almost on a daily basis, we'll see one or two grazing in the back yard. The lawn isn't just grass, there's a lot of stuff that grows wild, but gets mowed into conformity. The woodchucks seem to favor eating something with large leaves that's mixed in the lawn.

The woodchucks are normally satisfied with that, and are rarely in the front, but the lawn isn't growing very fast since the daily temperatures have dropped, so I guess it's getting harder for them to fill up on the stuff out back.

There were rabbits living in the yard, but they haven't been seen this year. In years past we'd see the cat chasing them, but he died earlier this year and he hasn't been replaced. Last year the cat had actually attempted to chase one of the woodchucks, but the woodchuck didn't run like the rabbits do. Instead, it chased after the cat. Didn't chase the cat for long, just long enough to let the cat know not to try that again! :)

Well, as you can probably tell from the picture, even if woodchucks aren't intimidated by cats, this one didn't like me watching her eat, and it didn't take long for her to casually make her exit.

I don't like people watching me eat either!

1 comment:

The Muse said...

Awe! We have deer, skunks, possums, armadillo, foxes, squirrels, and raccoons. No woodchucks though. Those would be great to see around here.