Monday, March 28, 2011

What's in "The Barrel?"


Remember I told you how I put moth balls in my perennial gardens to deter rodents and snakes and that I put some under the rain barrel located on the corner of the house?  Well, each morning, when I'm outside and pass by the barrel, a few moth balls are pushed out towards the lawn.  Today I think I saw the little critter that has now become my nemesis. 

Tail bristled as he ran along the top railing of the fence, he was in the clear before Moon, who was in hot pursuit, could even get a good whiff of him.  I say HIM because men always give me a hard time!  But, don't you worry, I'll get that little varmint!  Personally, I think he came from The City Beneath the Garden which is where, I'm sure, he has his recliner and remote!!



A few hours later, after I was finished working outside, I walked in the bedroom to add something to the suitcase.  As I peeked out the bedroom window, there he was!  Pulling the camera out of my backpack bound for the Caribbean, I got a few shots as I zoomed in on that little devil.



Tell me something.  Is it my imagination or is this little "guy" a little on the hefty side?  Of course, he could just be big boned, but do you think HE could be a SHE?  If that's the case, just think...when I return, I'll have a nursery next to the City Under the Garden!!!!  LOL!!) 


17 comments:

Liesl said...

Awww,the cutest little chap!

Dianna said...

I'm guessing that's a chipmunk? We don't have those around here. I guess they can be pests, but he/she's awfully cute!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aw, come on JP, you know you think he/she's cute!

Nancy said...

Maybe he's eating the mothballs. ;)

Sandra said...

OH goody!!! nursery shots! can't wait, SHE is a varmint, but a darn cute one
we had big bad thunderboomer storm for about 5 hours during the night and i just came in from saving two toads out of our pool, then as i saved one from Jake the dragon dog, he grabbed the other and it peed in his mouth and we had Cujo foaming, no photos and phooey

gld said...

Lucky shot! If we have them here, I have never seen one.

I may have a nursery of kittens ... again. What are we going to do!
She is a wild cat that showed up last year....I don't know if DH can catch her or not.

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

If you must have a nemesis why not have an adorable one?

Texan said...

I'm thinking you may have a nursery when you get back lol. Pretty fat little fello/fella

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

What a cute little guy. It is spring, we will all have nursery time. I already have baby rabbits under the wood pile.

Gail said...

So glad it's not the snake you first thought it might be.

texwisgirl said...

Oh what a sweetie!!! I want to see little ones running around!!!

twbcountrygirl said...

How could that cute little chip monk be your nemesis. I was watching a nature special just last week that said normally the sent of mothballs doesn't bother them, but when heavily pregnant the will move them for the area.
the wanna be country girl - Caroline

Doris Sturm said...

What is it? I hope the mothballs won't make him die a slow and miserable death! I know some animals are pests, but I hate for anything to slowly suffer and die in agony...is it a chipmunk? It has stripes...Maybe his belly is swollen from the mothballs churning inside...poor thing!

Jane said...

Chubby but cute as a button! How lucky to catch the pics. Blessings jane

ClassyChassy said...

They are so cute, aren't they??? I wish they were easy to tame - I'd have a few for little pets - out in the woods, anyways - not near my house!

Chatty Crone said...

Well - will the nursery be in blue or pink or both?

sandie

Angela said...

Looks to me like you need to throw a baby shower for that critter! lol

Hope you are having a great time!
Angela

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