Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Today there was a new visitor in the yard.  Actually, it might not be a new visitor, but it was the first time we saw it. I am not sure if this was the first time it saw us.  Regardless, I was pretty excited when Marc came home and told me to come outside to see a critter.  

Just look at that cute little face!

I've decided that its name is Waddlesworth.  I don't know if it is a male or a female, but I do know that this little groundhog is perfectly adorable.

I was able to get remarkably close to it, which surprised me.  

Seems that Waddlesworth might be making a home underneath some pallets beside the house.  He or she has a very endearing roly-poly sort of walking pattern, akin to a furry hippopotamus.

Waddlesworth is a big fan of dandelion leaves.  Here you can see one disappearing...munch munch...

I know some people don't like groundhogs because they can be hard on gardens.  So far, I haven't seen any damage.  I think that living next to the woods means that this little friend has lots of food choices.

Here's hoping Waddlesworth finds that he or she can find enough food without needing to raid my raised beds, and I'll be happy to share my yard.


Michelle said...

Claire, I've been wondering how you guys are doing. How close are the fires, and how bad has your air quality been? Waddlesworth IS adorable!

Millie said...

They are so cute. I have one digging under my building unfortunately.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I kind of love pretty much all of the "varmints" :-)

porkpal said...

A very handsome visitor! I hope we all get to see more of him/her.