Well, it seems our little visitor wasn't easily discouraged. About 10:30 last night, Ani called us from her place and reported he was back, peering in her window. This morning we've just learned that he/she returned, snuffling on the windows, about every two hours. At least it didn't try the skylight.
So...in answer to your question, Shawn...I don't know what we'll do. Hope it stops on its own, although it's clearly starving. I don't think it has many options this close to winter. It's just heart breaking.
I really don't want to call Fish and Game over this and have them "relocate" or worse. I've heard there have been so many incidences this summer they're just killing them. I couldn't live with myself after that. It's a youngster...based on Ani's experience, we guessing about two years old, so I don't know if they even consider relocating youngsters. Not to mention there is no place better to take it...the whole state is in crisis.
Sad, sad, sad.