This little one was seen crossing the yard yesterday afternoon! In broad daylight! She (or yes, it could have been a he, but as usual, we’re all about girl power here, so everything and anything is of the feminine persuasion) traipsed across the front yard, alternately up on the railing of the fence and down on the snow, then in and out of the stone pillars and finally playing around the pine tree in the corner. Then she hopped across the drive, bounded across the snow and disappeared down the hill to the stream. I waited patiently for her to reappear, but to no avail. And no sighting today either.
I know I keep posting pictures of the back ends of creatures, but the damn digital camera is acting all titchy and I can’t seem to take a decent picture to save my life. In the first picture, she is stretched out, under the lower fence rail on the right side of the frame. The second picture has her heading out across the driveway. You can see her up on her back legs and the black tip of her tail.
I’m fairly certain she’s an ermine. And we like her, as ermine eat mice. Sorry mouselings. But you just can’t live in my pantry. Or my bathroom. Or my fireplace. Or my closet. Etc, etc, etc.
Oh yes, we’ve been above 0 degrees for a few days now. Yippee!! Though the munchkin is ill with a fever, sore throat, headache and general aches and pains. Not a fun night last night. Which makes for a tired mommy. So even though it’s nice outside now, we can’t go out and play. Such a bummer. Well, I’m sure we’ll have many days to sled and ski. I’ll try to be patient.