ClosetNerd, your story reminded me of something. Mr. Rattus and I were driving back from somewhere in the country when we spotted a dead wallaby on the side of the road. "Wha..?" we said to each other, "couldn't be". A couple of minutes later we saw another dead wallaby, which sort of confirmed for us that the first one had indeed been a wallaby. This wouldn't be at all unusual if we lived in Australia, but we live in Canada and what's more, we were nowhere near a zoo. People just gave us the "uh huh" with one raised eyebrow when we told them what we'd seen.