Yesterday the yard was downright hopping with critters. In the front was a pair of bunnies eating the lawn and a chipmunk. In back, squirrels doing gymnastics to get at the crop of acorns, more chipmunks, and our groundhog, who is now roly-poly fat. Three times now he has gone diving under the porch or into the woods as I attempted to get close with a camera. And a large bird of prey invited itself to the party, no doubt viewing the territory as one big, furry salad bar; but it flew low into the woods when I failed my camera stealth check yet again.
The brazen bunnies, however, let me get within about thirty feet of them. I got down on my knees and elbows to steady the camera.
I imagine some of the party had to do with the garden fence being removed. Chris has decided the garden is done for the year.