We suspected someone had been nibbling on our tomato plants. And tonight we caught the thief...in the act.
Having just returned from the garden after picking a basketful of toms, I washed them in the sink and was heading out to the garage to get our pressure cooker when I spotted this guy standing in our garden.
Looks like he's enjoying his meal. Poor thing is so skinny and scrawny looking. He's not very old, we figure he's about eighteen months old. Looks like he's already had a rough life with some injuries on his neck and shoulder.
Seeing him in the vegetable garden created a bit of a dilemma for us; on the one hand it was a surprise and a real treat to see a buck eating our tomatoes, but on the other he was eating our tomatoes!!! We stood and watched him for a bit, and he watched us, then he turned and wandered off into the tree farm.
All in all a pleasant Monday evening surprise. :)