We’ve been experiencing problems in the garden, nothing major just a missing ear of corn here or there, evidence of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and other edibles having been plucked or half eaten and left on the vine.
A little confusing until we remembered this is the time of year when gnomes begin laying in winter stores – so we began keeping an eye out for their activities and finally caught this one which we took inside for a few moments in the hopes of establishing a mutually beneficial rapport.
Don’t be fooled by the rigid appearance, they often do this as a subterfuge, kind of the gnome version of playing opossum.
A subterfuge they will maintain for extended periods of time when being observed.
You’ve probably seen them in gardens or flower beds after having assumed this posture and thought they were statues, but turn your back for a moment and they’re gone just as this one was – fortunately we were able to take a photo or two.
We’ve elected not to reveal the location to avoid an army of gnome hunters with nets descending on the area.