Who's the culprit?

I woke up yesterday and saw this sight at my storeroom door. We live on a low floor, and this door faces an open balcony. A patch of paint and wooden door bits got scratched out! We were shocked because it was perfectly fine the day before.

It was very puzzling and slightly worrying so I decided to post this on an apartment forum just to see if anyone knew what could have caused this.

I got replies that suggested anything from squirrels, cats, rats, to a burglar, "something" from the 7th month Hungry Ghost season, and fairies that I might have pissed off. Very interesting.

I received useful tips that I should spray the place with vinegar or cayenne pepper to scare of animals. When we got home, I diligently and solemnly told Roboman about these 2 ideas that I unearthed online, and suggested that we should listen to the "experts". He quietly considered it, said a hmmm or two, then proceeded to pick up our bottle of Bang - the all purpose (and very powerful) detergent to spray the place!

LOL

So much for doing research!

7 comments:

imp said...

hehehe. for all intent, lingering detergent smells work well too! just make sure all the inside bolts are secured!

Country Girl said...

It looks like something was scratching and trying to get in. A rat or a squirrel? Yes, maybe the detergent scent will keep them at bay. Weird!

corsage said...

imp: yeah, it seems to have worked. It is just a store room though, so we don't bother locking it!

country girl: yup, or just a cat sharpening its claws! Weird indeed :(

C said...

It looked like a hole that my chinchilla could fairly well dig in my door if I do not stop them in time. :) I am pretty sure its an animal! :D

corsage said...

C: A Chinchilla! A friend's chinchilla once nipped my butt - so yeah, I can imagine one digging through my door =P I spotted some fluff yesterday so you're probably right about it being an animal.

Jeannie said...

Hey your apart of Livejournal's Our Apartments! :D I don't know if I knew that or not...lol *facepalm*

corsage said...

jeannie: Yes, you've popped by before :)