Check out the teeth!
After Gnasher had been in the tree long enough, I sent him on his way with a jet spray from the garden hose. He stopped at the end of the garden, and looked at me...I think I heard him say..."I'll be back..."
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Later in the evening, I went out the front door and a grey bundle dropped at my feet and took off like a streak...My heart jumped into my throat! However, it was just Mr. Sneaky, the neighbour's cat, who had been up in the dogwood tree. A cat in a dogwood tree...I know.
I have had other visitors recently, (the human kind) so lots of BBQ's and time in the sun. Fortunately it has cooled down and is much more pleasant.