Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What Lurks Beneath?

I was so pleased that my husband brought in the second tomato of the season, until I took a closer look.  There's a hole.  Oh oh.   It was still a bit green so I left it on the counter hoping the hole was nothing more than that, a hole, empty.
The next day there was "stuff" on the cutting board.
What the Heck?!
I assumed it might have been worms crawling out- little tiny ones?

A Big One, merrily munching a tunnel through the tomato. 

So what do we have now?
Japanese Beetles

And guess what?
Little "Mama" our half blind raccoon, is a mom again, and again, and again and again.
I looked out the window and what did I see?
Four  pudgy raccoons staring at me.
sitting in the side garden, smelling the marigolds.
It was a toss up-
An awwww moment
or a 
Arrrrgh moment.

Why Mama?


Susie Q said...

Hi Kathy at least you get the tomato into the house! Our dog, Treacle the Airedale (of Wednesday Wag fame) eats them off the plant!!! A friend gave me a courgette plant and I hadn't even got it planted before the slugs and snails ate it!!! I know she has more babies but that face in the last picture, she looks so cute!!! Susie x

Carrie P. said...

I haven't ever seen a worm like that in a tomato. Not nice at all.
Oh! boy! all those raccoons are going to be eating up your garden.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Maybe an army worm from what I can see on the internet.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I didn't know what a courgette it- looks like a squash, maybe like zucchini? I fought squash bugs like crazy last year. I never had a DOG eat tomatoes off the plant before! Must like tomatoes a lot!