Any Idea What Type of Animal This Is?
I have a small pond in my backyard where I keep my turtles. It’s not unusual to find animals drinking out of the pond, especially my dogs. We had a rainstorm today and right after the storm I saw this little guy drinking out of the pond. He would hop down off the fence, drink out of the pond, then jump back up and disappear behind the fence.
At first I thought it was a squirrel but it was a little too big to be a squirrel. Plus it was more white and brown and the only squirrels we have around here are gray.
Then I thought maybe it was a fox squirrel. I have seen them down on the coast where my parents live. They are a little larger than regular squirrels and I think they come in white and brown (I’ve only seen the black ones with the white faces).
I tried to get a closer look but it sort of grunted (like piggish sounding?) and jumped away into the tree. It was a nice jump too, about 15 feet from the fence to the tree. Sort of looked like it glided (flying squirrel). Then it jumped to the other tree and it was gone.