Meanwhile, we have this massive new chicken run that G-Dude put in. And I'm fighting off a woodchuck who wants to go under the fence and have some feed. Which I wouldn't mind so much if it didn't mean other animals (like a fox) could also go under the fence.
Chuck: tunnel under fence.
Frog: cinderblock blocks tunnel.
Chuck: tunnel under fence to the side of cinderblock.
Frog: second cinderblock blocks new tunnel.
Chuck: push apart two cinderblocks, walk into run.
Frog: push dirt in, push blocks back together.
Chuck: steal bowls used to scoop chicken feed.
Frog: accuse everyone in household of losing bowls or misplacing bowls that should always be on top of the metal cans that contain chicken feed. curse self for allowing other folks to handle chickens on frog's birthday as a present. frog should have done feeding and bowls would be there. Scoop chicken feed with hands and slop feed and mud all over self in rain-soaked run. Notice that a new tunnel is present. Use concreted post to put additional weight on cinderblocks. Scoop mud with boots back into tunnels.
Chuck: Dig around cinderblocks.
Frog: Scoop chicken feed with dustpan found in barn. No sign of bowls stolen by Chuck. Presumably they are under the coop along with several bricks from a previous struggle with a Chuck. Drag over additional concreted post and block new tunnel, scoop mud with boots.
You're now up to date with the latest woodchuck battle of wills. I've even tried tithing chicken feed on the ground in the barn so the woodchuck won't go into the run. No dice.
Here's the new run. The gate, unfortunately, is by the barn, which the Chuck finds most convenient. It was put there because of a construction "feature." You can also see the concreted posts that I'm using to discourage the Chuck. Note the thing looks like Ft. Knox. Until you tunnel under it. I'll trade arwensouth a skunk for a chuck any day.