We had many "dear" visitors today. They seemed to know it was going to get colder and the snow was not going to relent for long. Eleven of them made their appearance first thing this morning when they came running down the mountain across the street and, uncharacteristically, continued on down the back of our property. We thought it very strange indeed as they generally come and go without any apparent cause for alarm. However, after we took a walk (yes, it was 8 degrees, 7" of snow on the ground and still falling - both snow and temps) we saw an animal that we have only seen recently a few times. It is brindle in color, has a face similar to a pit bull and appeared to be a wild dog. We wonder if this is actually a dog or some other animal. If anyone has seen this animal and knows what it is, please comment below.