Friday, May 4, 2007

What the heck?

Are you thinking we should change this blog to "the Sexton Zoo"? Maybe you are right. Here's the animal planet update from yesterday. While observing a mysterious wildlife visitor from the living room (more on that in a minute) we looked down to find these two critters sunning on the concrete patio:



Not impressed? That's okay. The kids were thrilled and got to see the lizard down a few unfortunate bugs that wandered by. But these guys were just icing on the cake to what we saw first.

We were sitting at the table when this mystery creature went scampering across the front yard. I hurried the children to the window to see what I initially thought was a beaver. It wasn't. By the time I grabbed the camera he was too far away to get a great shot of him. What was he? Well, after hours of searching the Internet and watching various videos of animals like....wait a minute! I'm not telling you! =)

Here's the deal. I'll post the crummy picture that I took of him and we'll see who can figure it out first. The winner will receive a HUGE, MAGNIFICENT PRIZE!!!! (well, you'll get your name mentioned in the next post and a big fat kudos from us. Sorry, actual prize has no cash value.)

I'll tell you what we saw and you can go from there. He scampered across the yard. Climbed a wooden post. Grabbed a tree branch and strip some leaves/acorns off of it, climbed back down, then disappeared into the tall grass. That's all I can give you for now. Any guesses? I told you it was a horrible picture. Even so, leave your entry in the comment section.





8 comments:

Bobbey said...

OK, I'll bite...a wood chuck??

The Sexton Crew said...

Ooooh, that is incorrect but thanks for playing and seriously, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? =)

Anonymous said...

is it a water muskrat?

Kris said...

American marten http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/view.php?tid=3&did=66000

angela pallikan said...

i'm guessing a weasel???

Bobbey said...

Well, if it's not a wood chuck, it must be Bigfoot!!! Right?? RIGHT???

Leslie said...

I'm going to go with a marmet (sp?) That butt looks a lot like many marmet butts I've seen back home. Looks very beaver like without the tail and much like a very over sized gopher.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for a house - movin-in ready - for ya'll asap.
Borba