|just looking around|
I always see the groundhog late in the evening. Today was no different. It is almost dark. The picture does not look like dusk on the east side of the house, in the shadow of the house and many trees because I used the "enhance" function.
"maybe I should just leave"
"not time to retire for the night"
Still facing away from the house where it eventually retires, this ground hog is just hanging out.
"No, maybe there is something near the road?
After ten minutes of showing absolutely no alarm at my presence and several moves toward going closer to the tree and road, he finally turned around and scurried under the house. Only when I moved toward the house did he leave.
If I had a garden of any sort, I am quite sure he would dine there each night.
Yesterday, I got two portions of the demonstration food that the hens ate before. The hens were happy. but the little ones came to me for food. If little chickens are abused long enough by the big ones, hegemony keeps the little ones in line....sigh. (You no longer have to beat them with the chain, just rattle it.) A look is all it takes.
Are there any downsides to having this critter around? Any benefits? Do people eat these?