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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

mystery critter

I have a mystery critter.


time for my dog eared hat, violin and pipe!



I noticed after we came back from chirstmas vaca that one of the candelabra candles was on the foot pedals of the organ AND it was chewed around the top. I noticed those same chew marks again this am. and it has me wondering.









I remember this happening some time in the summer also though I can't remember when and I didn't notice chew marks on it that time.





so I have a critter and I don't know what it is, other than it has two tiny front teeth.

yes, know, it could be a mouse. I thought of that,but then why would it be eating only these two candles?













and not any of the other candles around the house?


and how is it getting up there in the first place?












the candelabra is very tall and I don't know of any mouse
or rat, for that matter, agile enough that can climb a wrought iron, 5 foot, candelabra or jump the two feet from the chimney vent to get there, do you?


if you do please keep it to yourself my night mares are strange enough with out that in them, thank you.


not to mention get into the cabinets and eat the ramen
noodles through he bag like they usually do when they get in?

hmm?

so what could it be?


could be a bat trapped in the house living off bugs in the night
and hanging about in the chimney vents during the day.

that would explain why we haven't been inundated with spiders this winter.
though why haven't we heard it flying about the house at night?

Ok you can't hear them squeaking, they are ultrasonic after
all but they would have landed on something by now and
knocked it over don't you think?

the next big Q is how do we figure it out?

now if it is a rat or mouse type critter I have no problem
going all Dalek on their furry buts, but I am less inclined to kill a bat.

they do after all perform a service of bug removal and i'm all for that!

my DBF has suggested we set up a web cam or rig the camera to a motion detector to catch the perpetrator in the act ( geek-boy in action!)


I have to get this figured out by spring break or we will have the daddy of all freak-outs, when one of the girls or the boy is sleeping in the organ room
(he-he-he, you said ORGAN, he-he-he)
Anyway,
like i said I have no problem killing a mouse critter but I don't want to kill a bat.
all vermin are not equal one serves a purpose.

SO, anyone have any better idea's?

2 comments:

Carol said...

O, its a mouse. They are crafty critters. You know rubbermaid canisters? Well my mouse ate through the top of that hard rubber to get into the sugar. If they can climb up the wall to get to the attic, they can get to your candle. There has to be something in it they like! Yep, its a mouse. I got a million stories I can tell you about the crazy things they do. Yep, a mouse.

Kiera-Oona said...

We had a cat that we thought was a mouse chewing through the plastic wrapper to get at the bread, till she was caught red handed. I never thought cats were the type to like whole wheat fiber....but then again...who ever heard of a cat that likes mushrooms. (i knew of one). it looks like it could be a mouse. Other than larger animals (ie cats dogs), im not sure what could have done that.

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