NaPoWriMo April 2013 # 25 – A New Face Amongst The Gladioli

A NEW FACE AMONG THE GLADIOLI
What is this I spy crawling about below the bird nut holder?
Not another rat in the garden come back to plague us again?
Hang on, rats don’t have spines growing out of their back.
Neither do they have a rounded body with a soft furry skirt.
This is the first time such a visitor has called at this address
This is a brand new pointy face amongst the rotting gladioli
Snuffling about looking for juicy slugs and other tasty morsels
Flipping the damp dead brown leaves in the air with her nose
Completely unaware that I am filming her as she potters on
Welcome Hermoine, our first diligent, slug hunting Hedgehog
Hooray!

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