I saw what I think was a baby fisher cat crossing the path on the White Horn Brook bridge. I've seen fishers before, and it was the right color, but way smaller than an adult. It was the size of a ferret. Took one look at me riding towards it and lit out for the brook.
This follows my accidental terrorization yesterday of a baby bunny that was hiding under an old, non-functional lawn mower in my backyard. I was mowing the lawn and moved the old mower out of the way to cut the grass near it, when the poor little guy darted out from under it and made a bee line for cover. Fortunately this incident worked out a lot better than some past encounters I've had with baby bunnies.
The pedal is still making clicking sounds, although not as many as it had. It was fine when I tested it at the bike shop yesterday, but once I started pedaling hard, the noise came back. Very annoying.