a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Something's In The Garden...

Strange scratches by the creek...
could it be ole Three Toes walking the valley again?
The Borders are sniffing the garden,
they know a strange animal has been here.
The smell remained,
but the strange critter was gone.

21 comments:

LindaG said...

Well, if they were claw marks, I might think fox or skunk or some such.

But my bifocals are a bit scratched and I'm not quite sure.
It's a cinch that whatever it was, isn't telling. ;)

Hope you all have a great day, Gail!

the canned quilter said...

How funny that I posted about something in my garden too!

Country Gal said...

We get a lot of Raccoons digging and scratching for grubs in our gardens and lawn drives Miggy nuts at nigh cause she can either hear them or smell them through the open windows but they are nasty and can do much harm to even the biggest toughest dog so we just tell her no ! We caught one small one in the cage trap a couple of days ago Papa drove him miles away and released him ! Nice photos. Have a wonderful day !

Nezzy said...

Oh no...not Three Toes!!! Ya'd better beware walkin' in those woods!!! Heeehehhe!

Love your posts sweetie!

God bless ya and have a terrific day my friend!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Be careful out there with strange critters Gail! I heard yesterday there have been several cases of skunks with rabies in Arkansas this year already. We saw a skunk in our neighborhood coming home from church last night and we've never seen one here before - I wonder if there was a big crop of babies this year! blessings, marlene

Farm Girl said...

Do you think it is a skunk? I notice those marks out in my garden too.
I have wondered what they are for sure. What about a possum or a raccoon.
I hope you find out for sure too. Well, just not to close.

Dreaming said...

Don't you wish that someone could create a tool that would allow us to visualize what message a dog gets from what he/she is smelling?
As for 'three toes'... have the alligators moved that far north?!

Pat said...

Hmmmmm......what evil lurks at the farm? Can't be Big Foot, that's for sure!

Rudee said...

Oh, yes, I love a good mystery!

labbie1 said...

Three toes? I guess they aren't momo the monster...only the borders know for sure what evil lurks in the scratches of yore...(okay I am NO Poet!)

Journaling Woman said...

S.c.a.r.e.y. Keep the dogs safe!

EmptyNester said...

As in wolf? Or coyote? Or alien? LOL

Sue said...

heehee

I was thinking this was gonna be a skunk story.

(glad it wasn't)

;)

An English Shepherd said...

We like a good sniff as well ;-)

Buttons said...

I love a good mystery. B

Michaele said...

Do NOT go out after dark! hehe

Nora said...

I hope it's something as simple as a possum looking for grubs and not a three toed wolf looking for chickens. Don't you have your web cam up anymore?

carolina nana said...

Maybe it's better the dogs don't find it. All the woodland creatures are more hungry and agressive this time of year.
Blessings
Marilyn

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know how they feel. Strange critters walk by outside all the time..so no matter where you are...STRANGE critters! Um..people in this instance.

DesertHen said...

A mystery indeed! Kinda gave me the chills while reading!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hope whatever it is that the dogs chase it off without incident:)

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