In MY Yard!I swear I was not dreaming or hallucinating last night. I wish I were. I did not have the camera ready (do I ever?) and it was far too dark to take a photo—besides, the flash might have scared him and that's the last thing I would want. But there it was. In my flowerbed out front. Ambling through, shaking off its little feeties, then scurrying away as I watched in horror.
There is no mistaking this, even in limited lighting. I was standing at the front window gazing outside while thinking (OK, talking to myself), when my eye caught movement near my feet (floor-to-ceiling window). I looked down. What the...
I saw a lump. It rooted around. It was as dark as the dirt. I saw a stub tail fluff. I thought, "Manx cat" because we used to have some (outside) and they'd bred (outside) and it was quite possible it could have been a tailless descendant of our previous feline herd.
Then it ambled into the barely-moonlit portion of the front walk.
I do not recall EVER seeing any black cats with two white racing stripes down their back from head to toe. I froze. I even stopped talking to myself for a minute.
It wandered off.
Dear Lord, please tell me that's NOT what has been living under my house all this time? Please tell me it's a fluke, and that I actually have a mole/groundhog like the nice varmint-disposer-ofer told me I had.
Do skunks burrow?
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