September was "Put an S on it month" in my Super Mail Artists group.
The swap challenge was to create postcards featuring an animal that starts with the letter S.
I chose Stoats as my animals.
I have to confess, stoats fall into the category of animals I only know about from reading "The Wind in the Willows" and as I result, I wasn't entirely sure they weren't fictitious.
Mandy assured me that yes, they are real, but no, they don't wear waistcoats.
As it turns out, they are not only real, but live in my state. Who knew?
I have never seen one in my yard, but this week they are abundant in my studio.
|(I might have to save this one for the "animals in chairs" swap later this month)|
|(this one has two S creatures - stoat AND sea monster. does that get me a triple word score?)|
They're rather cute, aren't they?
They may be vicious killers of backyard bunnies and birds, but in my mind they will only ever be slightly dimwitted guards dropping stones off the edge of Toad Hall onto poor unsuspecting Toad.