After opening the hood, this is what I saw:
I got that repaired and while the hood was up I removed the protective screen covering the radiator and cleaned both it and the air cleaner. Dust is a problem around here and it has a tendency to build up on radiators and air cleaners. The air cleaner is inside the container with the two round knobs that you see in the bottom of the above picture. I cleaned it, too.
That tarp that covers the mower seems to attract all sorts of things. This is what was on it yesterday:
See the little yellow specks on its back? My wife said that it must have been panning for gold and got some stuck on him. If that is the case, I better follow that little guy around at night.
So you see, you don't need to go far to go on safari and observe the animal and insect kingdom. Just a few minutes ago when I left the dogs outside, there was a big old rabbit sitting at the foot of the stairs munching on some grass. Instantly the dogs spotted it and the race was on. It only lasted until they reached the fence. The fence stopped the dogs but not the rabbit. This is a magic trick for sure on the rabbits part. It was a BIG rabbit and the fence is wire mesh 2" x 4" openings and the fence didn't even slow the rabbit down. It ran right through it like it wasn't there. Unbelievable!!! I have seen it do this many times and it never ceases to amaze me. Now, you all take a look around you and see what critters you can see, you hear?