Yuko was the first to notice that whenever it rains, this little fellow always takes a break in this spot. . .
. . . under a concrete ledge designed to keep . . .
. . . this hill by the side of the road from sliding into the traffic on wet days such as this. The creature in question is a nihon kamoshika known to the English speaking world as the "Japanese Serow." This isn't the first time for me to mention them on this blog (I mentioned them here in January, 2005), but it's the first time this year.