Intruder Alert! Garden-Eating Varmint Spotted

Garden Eating Rodent – Warning!

It’s nearly 6 am.  Haven’t even had my first sip of coffee.  Suddenly I see movement in the backyard.  I run to the window clutching my trusty iPhone.

There he is, shambling across my yard towards the garden.


Is this the varmint that has been eating my vegetables?

Do skunks even eat veggies?

I did a search on Wikipedia for “what do skunks eat?”.

  1. Skunks are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material and changing their diets as the seasons change. They eat insects and larvae, earthworms, grubs, small rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts.


Hmm.  I may owe Mr. Rabbit an apology.

rabbit damage in garden

Is It A Hungry Rabbit?


Something has been nibbling on the eggplants, beheading my sunflowers, and munching on the green beans.  I had assumed it was the little brown rabbit that I see a few times a week in the early morning hours.  But Mr. Skunk may now be considered a “Critter of Interest” in the unsolved crime.

Has YOUR garden ever been eaten by a rodent?

How did you deal with it?  Leave me a comment below.