Strange Goings On
I think that somehow "the woods" was magically transported into the general area where I live.
You see, when I went out to get the cats inside at 2 or 3 AM, I saw something very strange. Some sort of animal.
It did not look like a cat, unless it was one big cat. It had a longer body than a cat would have (unless it was an exotic or a savanna - which is a cross between a domestic cat and an exotic). It seemed to have slightly longer legs than a cat would have. It had a bushy tail, but it was slightly tapered at the end and unlike what most cat tails look like.
But I do not think it was a cat. It did not move like a cat. It trotted more like a dog would. Even when I saw it run, it did not have a typical cat running movement.
So maybe it was a deformed dog? Possible. But I do not think so. There were two of them you see. When I tried to walk over to get a closer look, the two split up. One jumped over a fence. I mean cleared it. There was no clinking sound at all.
I know dogs can jump, but they tend to be clumsier about it. It was not panting as dogs do. It is still warm here - even at night, so a dog running around would be panting.
So I do not think it was a dog. But from the distance I was at, it looked like it had a dog like snout.
As I watched the other animal trot away down the street, I could not help but to think of one animal that moves more like a dog, has the grace of a cat, has a bushy tail, and has the general body shape I was looking at.
A fox. But where would a group of fox hide? There is no woods close to here. Well there is a fairly large park about a mile to a mile and a half away from here that has some woods, and the woods area is used for some lame ass "Santa's Enchanted Forest" thing which people are starting to set up - so it is possible that fox live in that woods and were scared out of it from the activity - but how they would find their way to here is not clear.
The park closest to me is small, mostly open space, and has very few trees. I do not think it would make a very good fox home.
I could not get close enough to confirm the identity of the critter. So whatever it was, its identity will remain a secret.
But if I had to guess, based on what I observed, I would say that I saw a pair of fox.
Labels: wild animals