Alex had no sooner baited and set the Hav-A-Hart trap (a humane live trapping system) and turned his back than he heard the trap snap shut. WOW! Instant success! What did we get? At first glance, it appears to be a small raccoon, or a bedraggled 'possum, or maybe some kind of mutant badger. How exciting!
Hmmmm. On closer inspection, it appears that we might have caught some heretofore undiscovered species!
Well, now. That's not a badger at all. That is a very naughty, and very sad (but somehow wholly unrepentant) ninja poodle. Obviously her ninja skills need some polishing, or she'd have robbed the trap and escaped without tripping it. But she stares at us inscrutably with one baleful eye until we released her and restored her dignity.