Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Taste of Chuck

There are many critters in our land, and all of them find our backyard at one point or another.  Of course, we have a Pup.  She is a fast-moving pup, but she doesn't always have the best instincts with respect to chasing vermin... she doesn't have a bloodhound nose, she doesn't have sighthound eyes, so mostly she just guesses.  It's actually very funny to watch most of the time!  But most of the time we make her wait before she runs out to the yard, so in the crazy case she sees something before it sees her, it has a running start.  Well........ we forgot.

We did not actually see Pup capture the critter, we just saw her nosing it around. I had been in the yard with her only a 1/2 hour earlier and there was definitely no dead critter on the lawn.  Just a note, it was a small Chuck.  I felt bad for the Chucks, I never wanted them to lose a child, just to stay the %#*@ out of my garden.  Once we figured out that it probably didn't fall from the power line (being a chuck, not a squirrel) we think that Pup may be the culprit.  And it's not her style to rip her prey to bits, she's more of a shake-and-smell kind of girl.  Or, she is with ropes, she's never taken on a critter before.  

So now we're hoping that our trash can doesn't get busted into before Thursday.  I sextuple-bagged it.  What the heck else do you do???

Rest in peace, little Chuck.

My apologies for not posting pictures, but, well... gross!

1 comment:

  1. I love Pup! She was just doing her job patrolling the garden. =)