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He Insisted So

Getting outside to do my garden routine early this morning, I found this individual in the middle of the walkway right outside the door.  Seeing me, he froze with a mouthful of Garden Phlox.  When asked, he insisted that he found it.  Claimed that he didn’t chew anything off.   He also insisted that it wasn’t him that had eaten my chrysanthemum by the patio.

Since I didn’t see him actually nab the flowers off the plants, I had to accept his claim of innocence although I wasn’t sure I believed him.  Later this evening, he tried to prove himself by staying in the lawn and munching only on broadleaves.  So I let him be.

A suspect, Cottontail rabbit, with a mouthful of Garden Phlox

A suspect, Cottontail rabbit, with a mouthful of Garden Phlox