today a little critter ran across the road in front of me, and I had never before seen such a thing out in the wild . . . it had a reddish coat, a white underbelly, and the end of its tail looked like it had been dipped in black ink. I had to come home and search the internet because I didn't know what it was.
I started with lynx (forgetting they are in the cat family), then went to mink (too big) and then ferret (not quite but almost), and finally discovered that what I had seen was a . . . .
weasel. running across the road by mountain dell golf course.