I showed hubby. He said he saw the ground hog running away from the back of my garden with something green in his mouth. I've seen that too. But always from the back, I never thought he could get into my garden. I walked around reinforcing any areas of the fence that looked like a ground hog could get in. Our ground hog is so fat. The few loose places along the fence were so tiny. Hubby and agreed that after dinner we would double check (four eyes are better than two) to see where he could be getting into the Potager.
When dinner was done we went back into the garden to see if there were any holes under the squash and were greeted by a horrible sight.
As it was getting late, he covered the gate with a sheet and said that would suffice until he could do something better.
A little rubber snake amid the sad remains of my green beans.
It doesn't look ugly, which I was concerned about, but if that is how the critter got in, it will be impossible for him to get in now.
And just in case it somehow shimmied under the back gate, hubby added an extra piece of wood to keep the critter out.
So far so good. Since he's done this, nothing has been eaten.
While I'm all for letting the wild animals graze in my yard, this rascally rabbit has gone too far! I'm hoping the reinforcements will make him search for food elsewhere from now on!
I'm linking this up to at An Oregon Cottage . Be sure to tour all the gardens linked up there.