He said the creature would show up around 6 p.m. every evening and had short, stubby legs. Finally, he and his wife decided to get in the truck and go check it out. When they arrived, they found out it was actually a badger.
Badgers are related to otters, skunks, weasels and wolverines, and are typically highly aggressive, though I do have one report of a man who had a pet silvertip badger named Joe.
Quite a cool discovery.