http://www.enature.com/partners/birdsandblooms/localguide/localguide_bb_ display.asp?zipcode=23832&neuter=&showType=5&shapeName=&curGroupID=5&cur FamilyID=547 If you go to enature.com, enter your zip and look under mammals, there are photos - these were listed for Chesterfield (link above, but not sure it will work...)- could be likely suspects! Kathy Kreutzer Chesterfield Northern River Otter Lutra canadensis (Lontra canadensis) Dark brown above; paler belly. Throat often silver gray. Ears and eyes small. Prominent whitish whiskers. Long tail thick at base, gradually tapering to a point. Feet webbed. Male larger than female. 35-52" (889-1,313 mm); tail 11 7/8 -20" (300-507 mm). Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata Brown above; white to yellow below. Tail long, brown with black tip. Feet brownish. In Southwest, white on face. In north in winter, fur white except for black tail tip. Male about twice size of female. 11-22" (280-550 mm); tail 3 1/8-6 3/8" (80-160 mm). Mink Mustela vison Sleek, with lustrous chocolate-brown to black fur; white spotting on chin and throat. Tail long, somewhat bushy. Male larger than female. 19 3/8"-28" (491-720 mm); tail 6 1/4-7 5/8" (158-194 mm). -----Original Message----- From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Shapiro Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:18 PM To: Richmond listserv Subject: [va-richmond-general] unusual mammal in Goochland Hi, all - While driving around Goochland at around 6pm, I saw some kind of mustelid (animals in the mink/otter/weasel family) cross the road. It was long and slender, low to the ground, golden brown (so it seemed from where I was) with a long bushy tail. Does anyone know what mustelids live in Goochland that this might describe? It was too long to be a cat or a groundhog/woodchuck (too skinny for a woodchuck, too, and the tail wasn't right). Are there weasels in Goochland? How about martens? Michael Short Pump You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general. You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.