Vermin ID help please
So I got rid of the pocket gopher and now Ive got something new or at least something with a few new tricks up its furry paws.
I've seen a flash of it 3 times now, it is small, possibly larger than a vole and traveling above ground. It is gray or brown in color. It is not a rabbit, it moves much too fast.
It is making paths that are up to 3 inches deep in my gardens. They are dug a little into the ground but not tunneled underground, if that makes sense. It is cutting some plants down at the ground level but not eating them. It has cut down the very middle of my lamb's ear and yarrow and other large mounds of plants, almost like it likes to hide or nest there.
I know its not a pocket gopher or a rabbit and it seems to have different habits than a vole but I cant seem to get a good look at it.
I got a male kitten this week. I'm really hoping he is a hunter. Right now he is so small I think a vole could eat him.
Anyone have any ideas what my latest infestation could be?
Its always something... *sigh* *grumble* *curse*