No! I don't think I will, thank you very much!
He looks as though he is stalking one of our turkeys. My neighbor sent me this photo which he captured with his outdoor camera. I had no idea we had such a predator in our midst. But of course we have all the prey so why not; foxes, turkeys, deer, coyotes, ringtailed cats, possums, raccoons, rock squirrels, regular squirrels, armadillos, rabbits and hispid cotton rats. Talking of which.
Here's the evidence that the hispid cotton rat has been busy collecting seeds for the winter. This is his favorite food and he clearly spends hours removing the flowers and that very difficult fluffy white stuff which surrounds the seed. (When I plant the seeds in the spring I just plant the whole thing).
Then I had to go to some extreme measure to protect the caterpillars of the giant swallowtail which are on my dill. That is because this morning the roadrunner popped in for breakfast. Just a few feet away from me he eyed me up then picked a juicy caterpillar from the plant. "No more", I say, as I chased him off. He is getting far too bold. Come on in Mr Bobcat.
Saturday: Other Gardens
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