We have a new crime scene!
Some time last night, an unknown animal traversed our property. It knocked over our composter, pulling the anchors out of the earth completely, and disassembling the segments in the process.
It ate all the recently dumped melon rinds, banana peels, and other not-quite-rotted items.
Then it wandered over to the bird feeders on the front lawn, and left some scat as a souvenir.
Finally, it checked out the feeders, and ate all the seed out of one of them. It left the hummingbird feeder alone—I guess it wasn’t in need of liquid refreshment. It also chewed (or clawed, or pawed) on the tree stump where the feeder support is anchored into the ground.
Any hunting and outdoorsy folks want to hazard a guess as to the identity of the nighttime visitor?
The pile of scat is fairly sizeable, way too big to have come out of a small mammal. It’s enough to fill up a dinner plate. (Pardon the visual.) I didn’t see any definite marks on the plastic of the composter. It seems to have been pushed over with brute force and/or body weight.
I have my own theory, but I wanted to consult the Hive Mind as well. What say you, outdoor-savvy readers?