|WHAT did this?|
After thinking about all the possibilities, we decided that maybe it is a skink, or maybe even a mouse. We see skinks on the porch all the time. We have never seen mice. (Shutter) So, my hunt began.
I wake up early very often. 4:30 seems to be the time my inner alarm clock goes off. Early morning seems to be the best time to go hunting, so I've tried it. I figured I'll catch the culprit in the act. I haven't seen much since I last swept. I even checked it throughout the day. I've seen one acorn and a little debris, but that is all. I thought maybe the clean sweep discouraged the little varmit and it found another diner. This morning, at 4:45, as I sat drinking coffee in almost complete darkness, I remembered that I haven't hunted in a few days. So, I quietly walked to the window overlooking the back porch. I gently pulled the curtain back while I had my hand on the light switch. I was certain I was going to see something scurry off. SWITCH. LIGHT.... NOTHING. All was still. I braved myself and decided to go outside and check the corner. I am a big scardey cat. Not sure WHAT I would have done if I had seen a mouse or even a skink. I AM sure Richard would have grabbed his gun and come running. But, there was no need, because there was nothing there. Nothing but this:
What DID THIS? I may never sleep again. Hunting season continues.....