Most mornings I walk very early. I mean like 5:30 or 6:00. I know, crazy isn't it? But honestly that's the only time of day it's cool enough here to do it and be able to breathe. Well, I could probably walk late in the evening except then the mosquitoes would carry me off! One morning as I walked down this little narrow, part-concrete, part-gravel, part-mud puddles road I was startled by these three little fellows running quickly away from the fence that borders the road under the bridge.
Toddler Raccoons! Three siblings (I imagine) were hiding in the ditch at the bottom of the fence when they caught sight of me. First they ran straight out into the field, then they scurried to the right, then decided that was wrong and reversed direction and ran to the left. :) There was a wild cat out in the field with them but he ran too fast for me to get a picture. I don't know if they were friends hanging out or just happened to be in the same vicinity but apparently I scared them all! Little did they know but I jumped three feet when they jumped out of that ditch.
I always watch for snakes but I don't normally look for other "critters." You can bet I will now!