Wee Black Beastie. What was it?
Driving home last night at dusk, about10,00pm, I saw an animal loping along the edge of the road, at the bottom of a bank.
In shape, size and movement it could have been a stoat or weasel but it was jet black. Do either of these animals have such definite colour breaks? I have seen jet black rabbits in the wild, presumably from domestic pets abandoned or escaped. It has just occurred to me that a ferret might be another possibility. I know we have a "black panther" roaming the countryside down here in darkest Cornwall, seen again quite recently but this one is definitely a very, very small panther!