When he finally reviewed the footage, Permar saw this — an adorably chubby groundhog munching away on his veggies in such an endearing way:
This year, Jeff Permar decided to start a garden plot in a new spot outside his home in Delaware. But, much to his dismay, as the fruits of his labor were almost ready to harvest, they began to disappear.
Apparently, a thief was afoot.
“At first, I was very upset,” Permar told The Dodo. “I have always been an avid gardener and dealt with tons of issues, but this was a first for us.”
Permar decided to set a camera up near his garden to catch the mystery thief in the act to know who he had to blame.
What Permar wasn’t expecting, however, was that he'd end up falling in love.