I think I've learned why I still have some cherry tomatoes on the vine. The tomato thief has instead been dining on the plethora of acorns in the yard. When I stepped out the front door last night to take the tomato pictures, I was surprised to see a chipmunk on the flat rock by the decorative grindstone. It's a rare day that I am actually ready to take a picture when something like this occurs. Look at that plump cheek! (Just click on the pictures to see how full his cheeks are)
I shifted my position several times. The diner did not. I'll bet it was wondering where it was going to stash its future meal because he just seemed unaware that I was there. As I creeped around a bush to the walk with my camera ready, the acorn eater was peeping over the grindstone at me.