Got a new animal in the Florida field guide book

Today I was driving down Softwind Lane, and I saw what looked to be a giant squirrel tail poking up over the edge of the ditch along the side of the road. As I passed, the animal stood up and I’m like, “That’s one HUGE squirrel!” So I had to turn around and go have a better look. As I came around the car, he loped to the tree line but stopped right outside of it to stand up and inspect me as I looked at him. When I tried to move a little closer, he scurried up into an oak tree and peered down at me for a few seconds, then went running away up the tree. He looked kind of like a big ferret, with a tail as long as his body. I looked in the book when I got home and found out it’s a long-tailed weasel. I was pretty excited about seeing him – I’m glad I turned around.

Anybody out there have interesting wildlife sightings to report?

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