reply to post by Eigther
Interesting sketch. Seems a little familiar, but I can't place it. The big ears aren't something you see on a lot of animals, though. Are you sure
the tail was that long? Other than that, I would guess some sort of rabbit. They vary widely in color and size, have the floppy ears, hop, and can
even have eyes that appear red. Not sure how one would get on the window, but suppose it could hop there. I have even seen some that grey color they
would call "blue" in a cat. Not trying to downplay what you saw, just offering that as a possibility. A rabbit on a windowsill isn't what we would
expect, so it's possible you didn't recognize it.
I don't say that lightly. Some years back, when I was living in Ohio, there was a pretty big snowstorm. Our apartment building was next door to an
old, broken down brick candy factory, with gaps in the walls, piles of prick, and some more solid sections. Well, the morning after the storm, I woke
up early (was on a day schedule then), and was looking out the window (from the second floor) at the snow. I was thinking how nice it made even that
old building, when this animal appeared from one section, crossed an open patch, and went into another section of the building. For the life of me, I
could not figure out what I saw. It moved in a cat-like way, but was too big. The ears were close to cat, but not quite. It was certainly not a
dog, or a bear, coon, etc., though the size was more like a medium dog, but huskier. I awakened my husband, and tried to describe it to him, and his
initial response was to assume I had "dreamed" this creature up. Well, that didn't sit well, and I was determined to convince him something was in
the building. A day or so later, he came in from outside, with an odd look on his face, and told me to stay in for a few days. Of course, I
immediately made the connection, and demanded he tell me what I saw. he was reluctant (knowing how I am with animals), but he finally admitted he saw
it, too. What we both saw was a wolverine. Now, i had seen them before, in a ton of wildlife videos, pictures, etc. I knew what a wolverine looked
like. What I didn't know was that they were found in Ohio. I always thought of them as an animal of the Northwest. yeah, yeah, i know, silly, but I
wasn't thinking about them being there, and certainly not in town. Once he stated what it was, it all clicked. The point is, it is possible to not
realize what we are seeing, under unusual circumstances, and especially if we only see it very briefly.
So, maybe a rabbit? If not, then that is a weird sighting! Still think it looks a little familiar..... Trying to hunt around online, and see if I
can figure out why, and wondering if someone there didn't have an exotic pet that got loose. The place you saw it isn't, by chance, near a zoo, is
Alright, what about this odd-looking critter?
The tail seems long, the ears are weird, and even the eyes seem to fit. Not sure how one would get there from Madagascar, but these days, anything is
edit on 27-10-2012 by LadyGreenEyes because: found a possibility