Gopher Tortoise! I have a few more pics, but he/she wouldn't show their face, lol. It was the size of a dinner plate, I'd say. The painters said they've seen a deer crossing the driveway late in the evening, and we've seen tracks around the pond as well. This is a wildlife haven!
Another neighbor, much more friendly, is Juice. He's our next door neighbor's (the only one we have) dog. Goofy and silly and very affectionate, he hops the low fence and comes to see us each time we go out to the house. He's such a sweetie!
Pic of him here later, ugh.