Fortunately we do have other allies in this war - ferrel cats as well as the family cats and dogs. Ugly as those gophers are I breathe a sigh of relief when some four legged family member brings me a headless gopher or sometimes the head of a gopher. Cats are rewarded with bits of salmon when they turn in their gopher.
Here are a few shots of Nala a resident skitty kitty doing her thing guarding the garden from above. Must have been a guardian angel in a past life.
When preparing for any job one must prepare one's tools. Nala sharpens her claws while keeping a steady eye on her prey - a gopher we hope!
Keeping her eyes on her prey, tail swishing, Nala begins to crouch down from her guard tower.
Darn I missed the photo of her crouched at this hole. Another hole. Another day. Nothing for Nala this time. In the meantime Nala decides she's earned a nice roll in the dirt.
Interesting she chose to roll right where I had fallen into a gopher run earlier in the month. Do you suppose she is creating an olfactory camouflage?!
"Ahh! It's good to be a guard cat!"