Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

I’m not really much of an “early bird” when it comes to getting up in the morning.  I’ve left those days behind…but apparently the critter that came to visit my yard is quite the “early bird“, and it looks like they might have gotten a few worms for breakfast too! 😦

messed up yard

Hopefully, you have better things than a torn up lawn to greet you in your early morning hours of the day.


11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

  1. Oh my! Do you have any idea what it was? Hopefully you can just turn over that lovely ground cover and tamp it back down. Love your stones!

    • Becky says:

      Well…I think it’s a raccoon. I’ve turned the grass back over, but it doesn’t look like it will make it. 😦 This was after the third time the critter came to visit! He hasn’t been back for a while, so hopefully, he’s moving on and won’t come back anytime soon. I put out some cayenne pepper – I guess they don’t like that stuff too much. Hopefully it works!

      • I once planted crocuses along the sidewalk to the city house. The VERY NEXT morning they were all eaten. It was like that little critter followed along behind me, saying to himself, Boy is she dumb! Cayenne is a good idea. Burn him out!

        • Becky says:

          Oh how sad! It really does feel like they know exactly what you are doing, and when! Yikes! Why my yard?? There are hundreds of other yards out there that probably don’t even care if their lawn gets torn up or not! 🙂 Go visit them! I thought this kind of stuff only happened in the country, but I guess not!

  2. That critter surely did find something yummy for an early breakfast! Yikes.

  3. I think my yard shares the same critter. It looked quite similar many times in the warm weather.

    • Becky says:

      Well…I think mine is a raccoon. It left a few paw prints behind after it tore up the grass, and I’m pretty sure it’s a raccoon. I’ve heard that cayenne pepper discourages them, so I’m trying it out. So far, it hasn’t been back, but I don’t know if it’s because of the pepper, or because it got full! 🙂

      • I have raccoons, turkey, deer, chipmunks and squirrels, a woodchuck and mole that inhabit my yard. They are all welcome except for whoever keeps digging the tunnels. The large holes can be a bit dangerous when walking in the dark. So happy that we share this world with all of these little critters.

        • Becky says:

          Yeah, I don’t really mind, but I would rather they not dig up my plants. They are certainly welcome to visit anytime they want, just don’t dig! 🙂

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