What kind of mammal?
About 2 am the other night I had a visitor while I was slinging eels from shore. I was down in Groton CT and had never seen one of these before. It was definitely something from the weasel family. I have narrowed it down to either a American Marten, a Long-tailed Weasel, or a Ermine. This thing had no white on it though, black and dark brown fur. Came right up to me as I shined my light on it, staring at me. Hung out on the rocks with me for a little while then took off. It's tail wasn't too too long (i'd say a little shorter than a squirrel) and was black. The whole animal was a little smaller than a squirrel but I have no idea if it was a juvenile or something. Anyone have any ideas what might be scurrying around the CT coastlines?
It is not fear that grips him... only a heightened sense of things.