The fur is really flying today as votes are cast in Fairfield's beastliest election showdown.

That would be the annual Election Day face-off between the critters at the Connecticut Audubon Society's Fairfield Center.

Can Simon the Hedgehog, the determined incumbent, fend off spirited feathered and finned and scaly challengers in the Audubon menagerie?

Find out -- and cast a vote for your favorite creature at the Audubon Fairfield Center, 2325 Burr St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but donations accepted to support the center's animal-care program.

For more information, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.