Evenings have gradually been getting darker, so we have not been seeing much of our neighbours lately. However, from what we have observed in the garden, it is obvious that they are still visiting now and then.
Yesterday at dusk I caught our repeat visitor in the act, with his nose up among the branches of a plum tree outside our kitchen window. When I had found my camera and come outside, he was on his guard:
It was already so dark that the camera had problems focussing, so the pictures are not as sharp as I should wish.
Still, it is not hard to see that he has gotten very fat over the summer.
He had no problems jumping the garden fence, though, – leaving behind some messy fruit trees…..
….. and then went on to eat some apples in the garden next door.
The hunting season starts in two weeks. I wonder if he will survive.
Two days later, our plum trees looked like this:
I am beginning to regret that I am not fit enough to join the hunt myself.
On the other hand: we have been talking of having to thin the branches at the top, – maybe we will not have to do that now.