First off, it’s Chestette, not Chester.
Second, this post’s title is a librage to Le Carre’s Smiley’s People (a good if dated read).
The clan is much shyer than Hyacinthe’s. We’ve come out and found them at odds with each other, which is a shame because we put out quite a bit of food. We now create several piles and place them relatively far apart. The different families still snorf at each other but blows are avoided.
Quite different than years ago when we’d have near twenty raccoons from three or four families merrily munching side-by-side.
But we also know there are more predators out now than in the past.
And one must always be on guard for predators.
At least in The Wild, predation is honest, up front, and direct.
I wish it was that way in the Two-Legged world.
I truly do.