I thought it was a weasel/ferret type critter.
Surely it doesn't survive off of whole grain cereal, dried tree fruit & Ghiradelli hot cocoa.
While it is squeezable cute, I would set up one of those Havahart animal traps designed for chipmunks/squirrels. If you're living in a remote area like that, your neighbor should have one in their garage for the occasional unwanted guest.
When I'm wandering/stumbling around in the kitchen @ night for a bite to eat, I don't want to end up having to take a trip to the hospital for a rabies shot.
Having a unexpected furry critter, chew into my hand while I reach for ingredients to create a midnight snack or beverage is not my idea of a good time.
You already have the photograph to prove it wasn't some dream, now it's time to rid the house of it & seal off the suspected points of ENTRY.
Don't forget you can get a handful of dried urine & nature's own foul organic "le chocolat" smeared all over your edibles.
Sounds funny, but as you're well aware by now, it's NOT pleasant & NOT part of any known food group.
2%-5% bleach & h2o solution to clean up any & all areas it's been using as shelter.