The rodent in question is right in the middle of this photo. Luckily for me, this ground hog lives in the bushes by the barn, so confines his raiding parties to the gardens near to his home. This one certainly seemed to be enjoying his afternoon meal of overwintered lettuce and greens.
Looking for new gardens to annex
Still scoping out the territory
This string won't keep me out
There are going to be nice, new tender crops here :-)