It's a squirrel. Who really wants out, and has been clawing at the basement window and has shredded bits of the blinds, trying to escape. He was in the couch when we got back tonight, and while I was getting the gloves, made a beeline for the fireplace. I think he's in the heatilator vents, and I'm not sure how to get him out. Lighting a fire might do it. :-\
Got some chili cooking in the crock-pot for tomorrow's TV Night dinner.