Look what Gracie and I found!
It's a raccoon, the first one we've seen here on the mountain.
We chased that little guy (or maybe it's a gal, not sure) right up the tree. Poor thing was traumatized and stayed up there the entire time Gracie and I played in the back yard. He/She never did come down, even when we checked right before nightfall.
You can bet we looked for the critter again first thing in the morning. But he/she was long, long gone. How much you wanna bet he/she never comes back here again! Woofs!