Do foxes climb trees?
Because if foxes don’t climb trees, I have a squirrel the size of a collie living in my back yard.
Update: The fantabulous commenter honeybee suggests that my squirrelfox is in fact a fox squirrel. Upon looking at the picture (at left, from the Wikipedia entry), I think she’s correct.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a squirrel that big in my whole life before, so I just assumed (from across the yard, through the snow and behind a tree) it was a fox. Probably desperate for food, given it was wandering around in the daylight.
Then it started climbing a tree and skritching its nose like a squirrel, and I thought "… wait, what?"
The thing is the size of a young German shepherd and could probably eat a chihuahua.