There’s a hole in the hedge outside my window and I’ve been wondering if a critter was hanging out in there.
Yesterday morning the hedge was shaking and I spotted a little bit of brown fur and then its little bandit face. It slept there all day. I tried to see when it left at night but it was too dark. It did not return and I’m happy about that because I don’t really want a raccoon living in our hedge full time.
We walk through there and do yard work and I don’t want a frightened raccoon flying out and biting me. I plan to monitor to see what its habits are. Maybe it was just goofing off and didn’t have time to get home so had to crash on our couch.
We also have blue jays nesting in the other end of the hedge by the fence. I see them out in the yard all the time but the minute I get the camera out they vanish. Hopefully my poorly executed Photoshop will help you spot it.
This is where the nest is. I was out checking the garden and I could hear all kinds of peeping and carrying on.
You can also see I’ve got my tomato plants out in their little greenhouses.
Photo not by me, photo by tonynetone. Thank you for CC photos.
Also this week we saw Noah (next door cat) wandering through the yard on the way home with a rodent in his mouth. We texted the neighbor “incoming!” She texted us back a picture of a mole (not a rodent but no need for a science lesson here) and conveyed her thrill at the cat’s thoughtfulness. We didn’t save the photo so I found this one.
When you search “mole” images you also get pictures of sauce. It took me second to figure out that one.