Mysterious Critters

Michigan’s full of them.

What was that strange, frightened critter (light brown, about the size of a small dog but very rodent-like, resembling a squirrel on unbelievable doses of steroids) I saw dashing across the north end of central campus this afternoon, stopping and starting and eventually dashing across State under a bush and barely missing being crushed by one of the usual line-up of crazed manic drivers hurtling up the street? Was it a weasel? Hyrax? Marten? Polecat? A giant gopher? An escaped ferret? A capybara?

I have no idea, but it was a sight, that’s for sure.