Well, this morning the woodchuck was back again getting a little braver and more used to seeing me and it did come to the food while I was standing by the porch. I so wished I had a camera. This time it stayed a couple minutes, grabbed a mini-carrot and then left. I quick ran into the house to get my camera and went back outside to see if the woodchuck would return so I could get some photos. Yep, it did!
Some of these photos are cropped so it looks like I'm standing closer than I actually am. I was so happy to get some photos that weren't taken through a door or window that didn't have a screen or reflection of the glass in them.
I took a few pictures and then I went back inside. I kept looking out the door to see where it was. Then I noticed a squirrel was also on the prowl for some goodies. I have been putting the squirrel treats on the porch because I noticed the other day that the woodchuck would come over and steal some squirrel goodies when I put all the food on the patio. The woodchuck can be intimidating to the smaller squirrel. I opened the screen door and put some nuts and sunflower seeds out on the porch. Smart woodchuck that it is, noticed this and the next thing I knew the woodchuck was on the porch still getting the goodies meant for the squirrel!
Hey, that's mine!!!
The squirrel couldn't get up the nerve to grab a bite with the woodchuck still there, so it decided to go investigate the pile of chuckie goodies. The woodchuck saw this and immediately got off the porch and ran over to its food. The squirrel then came back to the porch, but wasn't brave enough with me standing there to grab a quick bite. Back came the woodchuck to claim more spoils. Finally it had had its fill I suppose and went back to the chuckie food. By this time the squirrel had run up into the tree. It waited for a few minutes and then finally came back to the porch and was rewarded for its patience.
Their antics kept me entertained most of the morning!