There are many wandering critters around our neighbourhood who think a nice, juicy strawberry makes a delicious snack. Mice, raccoons, squirells, strange fruit loving cats, bats… Whichever sneaky critters is nicking our strawberries seems to have good taste as I have only found nibbles in the very best ones in the bunch. Pesky? Yes. But their damage is usually minimal and they are polite enough to leave a few good strawberries for the rest of us.
But lately, my mum has noticed entire patches of tulip heads, daffodils, crocuses, buds and tree blossoms gone. The petals munched off in one chomp, leaving behind a wilted chewed stem. Oh MY!! How unsightly! Martha would never approve.
Who could possibly reach the cheery blossoms trees and attack the rhododendrons with such reckless abandon? I don’t think Skippy the neighbourhood squirrel could do such a thing. Getting his fat belly stuck in the bird feeder is an entirely different matter…
In order to prove who the snack-happy, flower-munching critters, my mum was set on capturing the mystery perpetrators on camera.
Here are her photos:
Up to no good. There is definitely mischief in those big brown eyes.
makin’ a run for it.
escape up the driveway… no doubt eyeing the neighbour’s fabulous garden for some more snacking!