You might notice this, a big, black hole:
And if you look on the other side, you might see this, a divet where something has been digging, and moving chunks of concrete.
We've noticed that something has been digging under the walkway/steps for quite a while and Dan has been trying to figure out what it is. And encouraging it to leave. By filling in the holes, pouring water down the hole, placing big rocks over the sites. Nothing has worked so far.
Last night Dan was out late in the garden and saw something scamper across the front yard. He got closer to see what it was and then quickly retreated. We learned a little more about this critter today via the internet. It is a small, nocturnal creature and eats all kinds of gross things, like grubs, mice, rotten things, and garbage. It can carry rabies and it can cause damage to the foundation of your house(yikes and yikes!). It also has a rather unique defense system.
Ooh, update! As I was typing the above, Dan said, quick, come look. I went and looked out the front window and lo, and behold, there was the little critter sticking its head out of the hole. I watched it run back and forth, scampering around, and it seemed to be saying, Ha! You can't get rid of me!
Do you know what this creature might be? Do you? Click here if you want to see.
The war has begun!