Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chuck Who?

Sunday's for me are a day of rest, time off from work to be able to go to church and relax at home.

Well this past Sunday was not as restful as I would have liked. Oh, it started off nice enough, a good service at church , a good meal at home, I was even alone since my wife and daughter were at work . But shortly after noon the piece and quiet came to an end. I was all relaxed sitting in my chair watching TV when I heard a light scratching on the front door, which was right behind me. I ignored it at first thinking that it was probably the cat, excited that the neighbor cats were outside. But the noise kept up and was getting louder so, getting annoyed with our cat, I got out of the chair with the intent of swatting her away from the door. When I stood up and turned around what should be staring at me thru the full length glass screen door but a woodchuck! Yes, I said WOODCHUCK, Marmota Monax, just like the furry little devil in the picture above. Now what this rabid little beast was trying to do I don't know, maybe trying to beat up his reflection or break in and chew my legs off, only he could tell you, but I new he was NOT coming inside. Soon he bored with his frantic scratching and waddled off the steps and around the corner of the house out of sight, whew! my bony legs were safe!

Now, unlike my wife who is the perfect blogger, I was so startled that I never thought to grab a camera, (a gun did cross my mind), so unfortunately I have no pictures of Chucky but I do give this warning - if your door bell rings and you see this face staring in the window

close the blinds, turn of the lights and be real quiet, maybe he'll go away.

11 comments:

Mari said...

You are so funny! You're doing a great job blogging, even though you didn't get a picture of that furry critter!

Cherdecor said...

Now that is scary! I don't think it would be safe to walk around your yard without a gun.

A friend of ours who lives up on the hill from us caught a groundhog by putting an apple in a cage.

BTW, were you eating an apple?

Andrew Bruins said...

You do seem to have the adventures with pests. First Mosquitos, now a woodchuck. I am quite disappointed with you too. I bet he would have made a good supper.

Heather said...

Who would ever have thought that you would see that face staring at you when you turned around! Never seen that in our area!

mjgolch said...

I'm sorry here it comes how much wood could a woodchuck cuck if he coild cjuck wood?? as a Laugh In charater use to say"the devil made me do it!"
Hugs and Blessings. I hope that you are haveing a Grand Day1 That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Cheri said...

That would freak me out!
I have to tell you- I laughed when I read your post title because ever since Mark got back from Guatemala - "Chuck" is his new nickname after his little incident in the plane.

Nancy said...

Aww, you should have invited him in and had tea and crumpets.. LOL

Laura said...

You are having animal problems lately - maybe he is in cahoots with the skeeters and was there to tell you to get back to work on the kitchen. :)

Are you sure that it wasn't one of Kar and Di's 'Funnies'?

Shelly said...

Now that is funny! Maybe you could get a movie going like Caddyshack.

PS: Thanks for the help showing us where the vaccume belts were.

Karla & Diane said...

Love this story! We too have woodchucks, although ours are named Phil. We have witnessed countless times how very brazen they are, but if one actually comes to our door like that, you'll hear our screams at your house. (P.S. to Laura: The "funny" turned out to be two bunnies getting cozy, not a huge rabbit with a pin sized head. And yes, Karla got new glasses.)

Terri said...

I'm thinking that he just thought you were lonely and could have used some company!