I kinda expected that I wouldn’t be chipmunkless long after the passing of Hanz. There are lots of chipmunks around here and near my patio is prime real estate. It has a constant supply of food.
Within about 5 days of Hanz going to the giant back patio in the sky, another chipmunk started coming around. The newcomer is much more timid than than Hanz was. He tends to run away at almost nay sound.
I have also been getting visits from a pair of cardinals that show up around sundown to eat up the leftovers from the chipmunk. It’s a boy and girl cardinal so I assume they are on a date.
I hadn’t seen Hanz for a couple of days. His food sat mostly untouched. I went out on the third day and that’s when I noticed the smell 🙁 I looked for his little body so I could give him a proper burial but I never found him.
No pic for this one. I was wandering around in the back yard and saw some weeds coming up in the yard. It hasn’t rained forever so the grass hasn’t been growing so the only thing green out there are weeds. That’s fine be me. Means I don’t have to mow. I noticed the top of the weeds had been chewed off by something. It seemed to tall to be one of the bunnies. In the softened dirt dug up by a mole I found a few hoof prints. Deer hoof prints. I must have had a large visitor during the night. I’ve taken to looking out my window if I get up at night and seeing if I can see anything. Nothing yet.
He sits there like that and waits.
I walked out onto the patio to get some fresh air. I looked to my right and there he was sitting. The neighborhood cat I had saved from the coyote. He had finally came back. I looked over at him and he looked over at me as if to say “Hey human.” Then he went back to looking into the woods for something to hunt. He had a grand time out there cleaning him self and just chilling. He doesn’t seem afraid of me anymore.
Monday afternoon, I didn’t even know it was supposed to rain. My mom called me to warn me. I learned what a derecho is. It got as dark as night around my place. The power went out before the storm hit. When it did hit the trees whipped around and the tornado siren went off. Luckily here it didn’t last long. The power came back on after about 20 minutes. My Mom’s power was out for five days.