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My father-in-law, who lives next door, has a big ole woodchuck living in his shed. I have named her Adele and I’m really glad we don’t have a vegetable garden this year!

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  1. I agree with Laurie! I had one a few years ago that looked like Edgar Scissorhands had gone after my just ripe tomatoes. I did a happy dance and then almost went off the road when I saw she had been glitched in the road. They are sooo destructive in a veggie garden.

  2. I don’t know about woodchucks beyond the rhyme. From the sound of the above comments, I’m guessing his days are numbered.

  3. My nemesis — let us know how Jack (or Dale And Randy) deal with this! We have put up a higher fence around the vegetable garden.

  4. Never having met a woodchuck, I can still say that you have posted my favorite tongue twister. I’ll be thinking of it all day.

  5. Oh I see woodchucks in our yard all the time (first typed “in our yarn” – that would be very surprising indeed), and my dad (who lives with us) just planted veggies. Guess we’d better try and come up with a plan – not being the green thumb in the family, I hadn’t even thought about it.

  6. We had one named “Houdini” because he always escaped.
    Now we have a dog and he lives at the neighbors and we have a fabulous garden!

  7. We are now surrounded by woodchucks because, you see, they produce a litter every year and the litter stays in the neighborhood and they all go have their own litters and……well, you get the picture. We’re giving up the vegetable garden.

  8. I had one a few years ago that destroyed the many pots and window boxes of flowers that I had planted on my deck. He was picky about which flowers he would eat. But what he didn’t eat, he climbed up in to get to others, destroying both. And he was so brazen – I would pound on the doors and windows to try to scare him off, but he would just look over his shoulder at me and keep on eating.

  9. Thanks for the second couplet. We were watching a Rocky and Bullwinkle in which Peter got frustrated with his tongue twister and went to work for his sister, Suzie.

  10. A varmint I’ve never encountered. Fascinating!

    If Adele is a she, then is she a WoodCharlene?

    Do they taste good?

  11. Yep, we have at least one, or at any rate we used to, that was kind enough to excavate the middle of the back yard for us. I haven’t actually seen any in a while, so maybe the coyotes got them. Coyotes have to be good for something.

  12. Small world – I just spotted one across the driveway this morning. Suspect its days may be numbered if DH has anything to say about it!

  13. Woodchucks actually are delicious in a crock-pot stew. They taste like chicken. Send Dale out with his bow. I saw this one and a rabbit both munching grass side by side in Jack’s yard Sunday. I’m just hoping he doesn’t find his way down back to our house …

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