It was a big surprise to find this critter in the MOUSE trap that is set by the back door, behind a step stool so the terrier wouldn't set it off. It is a FIRST. We have not ever caught one before. There is absolutely nothing, nothing at all around the cabin that we know of, that would attract these. We don't have a compost pile. We don't throw peelings or anything out on the ground. Maybe he was looking for a warm winter shelter? We missed his demise by minutes as this picture is NOT altered.
The poop scoop, formerly an old coal scoop, measures 4 inches across by 7 inches long, not including handle. We wonder where all the feral cats that live in the woodlands here were, when this guy was wandering through.