In which a groundhog asserts his rights to my garden

This broad field which I have looked at so long looks not to me as the principal cultivator, but away from me to influences more genial to it, which water and make it green. These beans have results which are not harvested by me. Do they not grow for woodchucks partly?

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Philosopher: Hey, groundhog, get out of my yard! Stop eating my tomatoes!

Groundhog: Excuse me … Your yard? Your tomatoes?