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 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!