Who's the Culprit...Still?

The mystery of our door being scratched at night is still not solved.

Spraying of detergent helped for a couple of days until I think the soapy smell wore off. 2 days ago, we noticed another bout of scratches and wood bits on the floor. Interestingly, the thing went back to the exact same patch and basically made the patch bigger.

We decided to pepper the place with chilli flakes, as advised from an apartment community I am part of.

This morning, there were even more wood shavings on the floor.

Roboman is convinced it is either a domestic cat from a neighbour's apartment, or a civet cat from the wild. My dad thinks it could be a woodpecker.

I'm going to have to call our development's Management Office to see if something can be done about it. Like put up signs to tell people to watch their cats!

5 comments:

Monika Dubska said...

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keep it up!!!!

Monika

corsage said...

monika: =)

Jeannie said...

At pet stores (petsmart and such) they have a little patch that is sticky on both sides put it up on that area and animals don't like the feeling of it. It's mainly for cat training. you know save a couch from claws type of thing

lingcat said...

Cat doesn't make such scratches.

I have 2 cats which I have been keeping for 8 years. They scratched at my bedroom door to be let in and out, but the wooden bedroom door is perfectly fine.

In my opinion, your door look like it's being chewed.

If you still think it's done by cat, you may try sticking a mothball by the door to repel cats.

corsage said...

jeannie: Oh yes, the husband did think of getting that. Right now we're trying insect repellent. It seems to work as long as we do it everyday!

lingcat: Oh boy, chew! What animal would do that? Actually it is very interesting that it comes to the exact spot on the door rather than chew/scratch all over!