On a trip to New Hampshire, we dropped by the adorable and somewhat miniature Gleason Public Library. The creature above was accompanied by two or three other similarly puzzling statues. I assume they’re associated with a fable or children’s story, but I couldn’t determine which.

The animal in the photo is:
A.) Dog wearing a crow disguise?
B.) A rat doing the same?
C.) None of the above?

Your guess is as good as mine. A quick perusal of the library’s website did not lead to answers for me, but perhaps someone will stumble upon this blog post and shed some light.