Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Creature Features, Part Deux!

While glancing out my patio door yesterday, I spied this once fearsome beast (to me anyway) partaking of the generous bounty of our backyard compost pile.

Their smaller cousins, the squirrels, also dine al fresco here from time-to-time. I'll only start worrying if they come up to me and start asking what the lunch specials are for today.

5 comments:

gemmak said...

What is that??? It's kinda cute regarless but I don't think it's something we have here in the UK.

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Wow, what a fantastic photo! I've never seen a woodchuck before, thank you, BG

Mr. Nighttime said...

gemmaK - It is a woodchuck, also known as a groundhog. I blogged about my first experience with them here:

http://mrnighttime.blogspot.com/2008/05/creature-feature.html

BG - Thanks, I got lucky as they usually can see me from the patio door, but this one was apparently too preoccupied with his salad.... ;-)

lisasplace said...

That is one LARGE rodent! :)

Claudia said...

Compost heap, huh....you go with your bad self you earthy crunchy cutie you...