What WAS that thing??

I have WHAT in my yard?

Songster
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
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Eggberg, PA
Yesterday morning DH and I were out walking the dog just after sunrise. The dog went snuffling around a pile of deadfall. The dog is about 50 pounds border collie lab mix. She's small but very very fast. We clocked her at a steady 22 miles an hour for over a mile.
Having said that, most things she chases, she catches! She doesn't know what to do with them and after tackling them just sits back like "OK you're it!"

So suddenly a black streak came shooting out of the deadfall and took off. I assumed it was her until she came after! It was all black, too big to be a cat, too black and fast for a gopher, not a raccoon, nor a skunk. I've never seen a fully black fox. Could it have been? It was FAST! She chased it off our property and let off the chase. (Good dog.)

There are no bobcats etc where we live that I know of......

What WAS that thing?!
 

amazondoc

Cracked Egghead
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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Lebanon, TN
I'd bet on fisher or mink. A fisher is a giant mink, more or less. Long and dark brown or black, VERY fast.
 

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