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Me vs. the Woodchuck

The battlefield: my garden. The spoils: tomatoes, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts. May the smartest creature win.

DEAR CHUCK:

Last summer, when you glared at me from the top of the morning glory trellis, I shook you out like a bird from a tree. You hit the ground, flattening like a water balloon, then bounced up and ran for the fence. Now, I’m writing to let you know I feel badly about how it ended between us.

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