(Just a quick post, I was able to get online at a friend's house, high speed it still out.)
If you climb onto the big rocks with the garden around it and look down you see this:
And, in this crevice lives a fat brown gopher-groundhog-woodchuck-creature! I was actually a little bit nervous that he might pop up to say hello while I was standing at his front door, so I was ready to jump, but he was either in there paralyzed with fear or else out hunting for dinner. (Come to think of it, wouldn't it be funny if it's him that's eating my flowers?) We see him occasionally when we pull into the driveway. He usually waddles at top speed back to his hidey hole as soon as he sees us.
(I don't exactly know what creature this is, but there's a blog I like called So Now What? and if you look at the square picture on the right, sometimes I imagine my little brown friend is going to pop out looking like that one of these days...)