Out in the country, I mean.
I went over to check it out, thinking it was a small toad, since that’s how it was hopping.
It was some kind of mammal. CUTEST! CRITTER! EVER!
I haven’t been able to find out what it was. It had beensy ears. It was round as a butterball, as Mom says. It looked like a reddish-brown mouse head with feet and a long, skinny, bare tail. Mom said I should draw a picture of it, since I didn’t have my camera with me. So here is a picture.
I got down near it and looked at it for quite a while. Then it stopped being scared of me and hopped away down the hill toward the woods.
Personally, I think it was some kind of imaginary critter that Jen Christopherson invented to make me happy.
Thank you, Jenna!
UPDATE 12:35PM – Friend Becky Coleman pointed me to this Purdue University publication on Indiana Mammals and I found two critters that looked and sounded like bits of mine:
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character sees something improbable and nobody believes it.